Brewster

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Product Details

Price
$25.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
283
Dimensions
6.1 X 1.3 X 9.2 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393239751
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About the Author

MARK SLOUKA is the author of the novels The Visible World, God's Fool, named a Best Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle, the short story collection Lost Lake, a New York Times Notable Book, and the nonfiction work War of the Worlds. Three of his essays have been selected for inclusion in The Best American Essays, and his short story "The Woodcarvers Tale" won the National Magazine Award for fiction.

Reviews

[I]ntense and elegiac novel... Slouka's storytelling is sure and patient, deceptively steady and devastatingly agile.
Slouka's laconic dialogue resonates with regional authenticity, his late-1960's pop culture references ring true, and the stripped down prose style in his masterful coming-of-age novel recalls the likes of Tobias Wolff and Raymond Carver.
What Slouka also draws, with unerring accuracy, is the primacy of friendship and loyalty among teens who feel they are powerless. Slouka gives them a voice here, one filled with equal parts humor and pain.
Terrific.... [W]here Slouka distinguishes himself as an author of particular sensitivity and significance is in how accurately and memorably he is able to conjure up a particular mood that has no doubt been felt in every era, not just the late '60s and early '70s. There is a timeless sense of yearning here.--Adam Langer
This beautifully written coming-of-age story sings with wisdom and heart. Slouka's characters struggle to survive against a backdrop of remembered pain, routine violence and the threat of being drafted to Vietnam, fighting to retain a friendship that may just be able to save them.--Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of Once Upon a River
A masterpiece of winter sorrow... Slouka's real triumph here is capturing the amber of grief, the way love and time have crystallized these memories into something just as gorgeous as it is devastating.--Ron Charles
Brewster is subtly wrought and wholly moving, capturing with beautiful desperation the sense of personal insecurity overshadowed by an era of unwieldy international concerns.
Brewster is subtly wrought and wholly moving, capturing with beautiful desperation the sense of personal insecurity overshadowed by an era of unwieldy international concerns.
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