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Regina Porter

Autor(a) de The Travelers

2 Works 227 Membros 10 Críticas

Obras por Regina Porter

The Travelers (2019) 223 exemplares
The Rich People Have Gone Away (2024) 4 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Savannah, Georgia, USA
Locais de residência
Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Entertaining reading, even with the overwhelming cast of characters, until the dog is murdered - that was it! Enough of "The Dog Dies."

Surely, there must be a better way to move a plot, non?
 
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m.belljackson | 9 outras críticas | Sep 4, 2023 |
** : Difficile de parcourir l'histoire d'un pays en 300 pages. Restent ces morceaux de vie qui se croisent. On parcourt le livre comme un album photos. C'est tendre, léger et bien écrit.
 
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Eliseur | 9 outras críticas | Jan 2, 2021 |
I would have awarded higher but thought the plotting was eventually just too fragmented and the cast of characters too large.
 
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adrianburke | 9 outras críticas | Nov 1, 2020 |
This quietly spectacular debut novel revolves in concentric circles around two white families, two Black families, and the narrows where they intersect. Each chapter builds on the events and the meetings in both earlier and later times. The Vietnam war has its impact, as does infidelity, rape, domestic violence, and parental neglect, but the overwhelming atmosphere is simultaneously solemn and joyous. Settings are as varied as the Bronx, Portsmouth, NH, Berlin, and Buckner Co, Georgia. Characters range from James Joyce scholars to crabmeat pickers to a Black woman pilot. Each coincidence and unlikely meeting comes as a delightful surprise, and each chapter could stand alone magnificently as a short story on its own. A must read.

Quotes:" I remember how still the room was when he died. How the air just left him and there was no difference between his corpse and the metal bed that held it."

"It's like once he says he's leaving he's got to follow through and they are both stuck on stubborn."
… (mais)
 
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froxgirl | 9 outras críticas | Oct 15, 2020 |

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Obras
2
Membros
227
Popularidade
#99,086
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
10
ISBN
23
Línguas
6

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