Flying in Place
Tom Doherty Associates, 01 ապր, 2010 թ. - 192 էջ
Once in a while, a first novel arrives like a bolt of lightning, commanding attention with an explosion of power, grace, and light. Flying in Place is such a book. As unflinching as The Lovely Bones, as startling as Beloved, it is a work to bear witness--with bravery and compassion--for the experience of millions of readers and their loved ones.
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... Mom's blue eyes and flowing auburn hair , my father's roman nose and firm chin . I'd gotten the leftovers : Mom's gap teeth and propensity to freckle at the slightest hint of sunlight , my father's frizzy brown curls and big ears .
Mom didn't want anybody in there and my father acted like the room didn't exist at all , and if the key was still around somewhere I sure hadn't been able to find it . I'd have bet all my Nancy Drew books that Ginny's room was nicer ...
... for weeks while Mom wept by her hospital bedside and my father , the omnipotent physician , railed at his inability to save her . I knew that story by heart . Once , before it had become so many words , it had even made me sad .
The local judge always sent us a crate of oranges for New Year's , because my father had done his prostate surgery . The mayor had invited us over for dinner after my father removed his fiveyear - old grandson's appendix .
It had become a ritual ; each October 30 I drew the fanciest face I could , and each October 31 my father came home from the hospital wearing scrubs , gloves , and mask , and carrying a case of scalpels . For an hour or so , the kitchen ...
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This book has been harvesting so much praise, that it almost becomes impossible to say something adverse. Still, I think the book is a bit overrated. The subject matter (sexual child abuse by a father ... Read full review
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Totally blown away by this book. It left me speechless after the last page. Such a heart gripping look at a topic that makes normal people want to go postal. Highly recommend!!! Read full review