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David Gates (1) (1947–)

Autor(a) de Jernigan

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5+ Works 758 Membros 14 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Obras por David Gates

Jernigan (1991) 313 exemplares
Preston Falls: A Novel (1998) 233 exemplares
The Wonders of the Invisible World (1999) 146 exemplares

Associated Works

Sixty Stories (1981) — Introdução, algumas edições1,637 exemplares
My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead (2008) — Contribuidor — 763 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 273 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994) — Contribuidor — 241 exemplares
The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books (2011) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The New York Times Book Review, November 6, 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1947-01-08
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Granville, New York, USA
Ocupações
staff writer (Newsweek)

Membros

Críticas

Peter Jernigan vive en una urbanización de Nueva Jersey con su mujer y David, su hijo adolescente. Cuando su mujer muere en un extraño accidente de automóvil, su vida comienza a naufragar: trasiega más alcohol del que es capaz de soportar, pierde su trabajo en Nueva York e intenta convencerse de que, pese a todo, es un padre responsable; su situación no mejora cuando se lía con la madre de la novia de su hijo.
 
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Natt90 | 6 outras críticas | Sep 27, 2022 |
More superb stories. At first I was disappointed that the characters in most are wrestling with similar issues, but then realized that's no different from Cheever or others who stick to their turf and keep digging deeper and deeper into the rich soil. He's astute and unsparing and just a little bit cynical and condescending toward his characters. Great short tales.
 
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wordloversf | 2 outras críticas | Aug 14, 2021 |
Brutally honest, one of those books that you start reading and instantly know it's going to be the best book you've read all year -- maybe in the last five years. Think a Frank Bascombe outlook on life meets John Cheever and a lot of unaware self-loathing, then you'll have your Peter Jernigan.

David Gates is a little arrival for me, but someone I'd have no problem putting next to Carver or Joy Williams. Jutting sentences, beautiful prose, dreary imagery and the best part -- it feels too real. Absolutely loved this novel and would easily recommend it to anyone who wants to ride an emotional roller coaster for a few days (oh, and it's pretty funny too).… (mais)
 
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kvschnitzer | 6 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2019 |
Probably the closest work to Cheever in a modern world. Loads of drinking and bad decisions. Fantastic work that'll remain on my shelf.
 
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kvschnitzer | 2 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2019 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
5
Also by
7
Membros
758
Popularidade
#33,556
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
14
ISBN
74
Línguas
5
Marcado como favorito
2

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