A Long Island Story (Paperback)Rick Gekoski (author)
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Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
What Gekoski brings . . . is subtlety and restraint, crafting an affectionate portrait of Jewish family life across generations. A quiet story, it's economically told and freighted with resonant themes * * Mail on Sunday * *
An engrossing read . . . An authentic portrayal of a particularly captivating time and place * * Financial Times * *
An affectionate portrait of the author's family, drawing on Gekoski's childhood in America . . . What the novel captures are the passing moments, the days we live in * * Spectator * *
In A Long Island Story Gekoski turns a forensic eye on the subtlest nuances of family life and, in the process, introduces us to the fears, desires, and compromises of a generation. This is a deeply honest portrait of life, the big and the small of it, the sorrows and the joys -- REBECCA F. JOHN, Costa-shortlisted author of THE HAUNTING OF HENRY TWIST
A consummate evocation of 1950s America. Both Joycian in its highly readable naturalism and Lawrentian in its candour and complexity, A Long Island Story is as absorbing as it is compelling -- LAURA CARLIN, author of THE WICKED COMETH
A Long Island Story is an enjoyable read. Gekoski has a good feel for the place and time he grew up in and there's enough suspense to keep you turning the pages * * The Jewish Chronicle * *
PRAISE FOR DARKE:
I couldn't stop reading. Gekoski puts words together with a sure touch and deep craftsmanship
A brilliantly vivid creation . . . life-affirming and life-shattering * * The Herald * *
A wondrous book with two fathers, Kingsley Amis and Dante -- SEBASTIAN BARRY
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