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Hilary Leichter

Autor(a) de Temporary

3 Works 338 Membros 18 Críticas

Obras por Hilary Leichter

Temporary (2020) 237 exemplares
Terrace Story (2023) 99 exemplares
Die Hauptsache (2021) 2 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th century
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Agente
Monika Woods [literary]
Dana Spector [film/TV]

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Críticas

Not for me. I thought it was going to be a clever satirical commentary on gig work/temps, but for me it was too fantastical, and kind of silly.
 
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BookyMaven | 12 outras críticas | Dec 6, 2023 |
Billed as a novel but more like four connected short stories, Terrace Story defies genre-fication as Hilary Leichter drops readers into a near-future world filled with dystopian elements and magical realism. Readers first meet new parents Annie and Edward, their daughter Rose, and their friend Stephanie struggling to make connections in a world clearly in environmental decline. Leichter then explores the same characters from different points of view and at different moments in time. Terrace Story is a deceptively short, simple book that explores love, family, and loss in a way that resonates long after reading.… (mais)
½
 
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Hccpsk | 4 outras críticas | Oct 5, 2023 |
This is sort of an "out there" kind of read, reminiscent of some Shirley Jackson I've read.
The book is divided into parts, and my favorite part is the first one - "Terrace". Super strange, but sort of fascinating at the same time! And in a pretty cool way, that story is echoed in another part of the book called "Fortress". I didn't like it as much, but it was cool to read the other side of the story.
The last part, titled "Cantilever", was totally lost on me. Even its ending. But, it is a very quick read, and I'm glad that I did!… (mais)
 
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Stahl-Ricco | 4 outras críticas | Oct 3, 2023 |
Title: Terrace Story
Author: Hilary Leichter
Publisher: Ecco
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:
"Terrace Story" by Hilary Leichter

My Sentiments:

'Terrance Story' was an interesting collection of short stories about different characters that explore concepts of 'familial, romantic love, loss, extinction, and death and just what it means to exit.' These stories will bring in magical realism, fantasy, and some science friction as this author gives the reader a challenge as 'one's notions of love, identity and the future of the past.'

The publisher provided ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
… (mais)
 
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arlenadean | 4 outras críticas | Aug 28, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
3
Membros
338
Popularidade
#70,454
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
18
ISBN
11
Línguas
1

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