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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I'd gotten home to find a freshly scrubbed Nancy nursing a bottle of apple juice , and Bret on the floor of the study , gingerly sorting pieces of blue - smeared paper . “ Hi , ” he said when he saw me . “ She was eating these .
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 . My tendency to fat must have been a recessive trait from several generations back ...
See ? You do know who I was ! ” " Are you kidding ? How could I not know who you are ? It's not like Mom would ever let me forget it ! Most kids get Seuss stories at bedtime : I've gotten Ginny stories , as long as I can remember ?
Well , you've gotten your period . Congratulations . ” I opened my mouth and closed it . “ It's wonderful , ” she said , and she looked genuinely happy , and it made her as beautiful as any of the pictures I'd seen of Ginny .
Ginny had died before she'd gotten her period , and I knew it , and Mom knew I knew it . If I'd stayed quiet maybe she would have kept smiling ; maybe , since I'd finally done something Ginny hadn't , she would have started noticing me ...
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LibraryThing ReviewՀաճախորդի կարծիքը - karamazow - LibraryThing
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