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The Parting Gift: A Novel (edição 2018)

por Evan Fallenberg (Autor)

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An unnamed narrator writes a letter to an old college friend, Adam, with whom he has been staying since his abrupt return to the states. Now that the narrator is moving on to a new location, he finally reveals the events that led him to Adam's door, set in motion by a chance encounter with Uzi, an Israeli spice merchant whose wares had developed a cult following. As he becomes increasingly entangled in Uzi's life - and by extension the lives of Uzi's ex-wife and children - his jealous affection takes on a sinister aspect, which will ultimately threaten the wellbeing of all around him.… (mais)
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Título:The Parting Gift: A Novel
Autores:Evan Fallenberg (Autor)
Informação:Other Press (2018), 256 pages
Colecções:A sua biblioteca
Avaliação:*****
Etiquetas:best-lgbtq-books, my-favourite-books, lgbtq, fiction

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This book is going to be with me for a while. I felt as though I was watching a train speeding towards inevitable destruction! It’s written beautifully. I’m a bit speechless right now. 😳 ( )
  KinzieThings | Jun 16, 2020 |
Like many books I've read recently, The Parting Gift perfectly executes what it sets out to do, even if I personally didn't entirely enjoy the experience of reading it.

Here is a very tight and tense novel of obsessive jealousy, where sexual encounters are battlegrounds, and where sex acts are the way characters exert power over one another. Because this is an epistolary novel everything that happens is filtered through one mind, the mind of a man who is extremely perceptive, and entirely amoral, and obsessively jealous. It is a revenge story, but one where the avenger seems far more morally questionable than those whom he believes have wronged him. This extreme story is set in a suburb of Tel Aviv where relations between Jews and Arabs and in particular Palestinian Arabs come into play in terms of power dynamics and sexual dynamics. The narrator is American and not entirely fluent in Hebrew. His foreign-ness to the dynamics of culture and language add another layer of tension to his narrative. He acts decisively even though he is clearly an outsider who has no reason to be sure of his perceptions of others.

Frequently with books that leave me feeling unhappy and unsettled I'm at a loss about what to do with these silly star ratings but usually I come out thinking if I can honestly say "this book perfectly executes its intention, no matter how I felt about it personally" then I should probably call it a 5-star read.

I didn't love this book, but I damn sure won't forget it.

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This novel gives all the pleasure in reading it as does drinking ipecac or picking at a scab or chewing the inside of your cheek until it bleeds. ( )
  poingu | Feb 22, 2020 |
This book is going to be with me for a while. I felt as though I was watching a train speeding towards inevitable destruction! It’s written beautifully. I’m a bit speechless right now. 😳 ( )
  Charlotte_Kinzie | Jun 20, 2019 |
This book is going to be with me for a while. I felt as though I was watching a train speeding towards inevitable destruction! It’s written beautifully. I’m a bit speechless right now. 😳 ( )
  Charlotte_Kinzie | Jun 20, 2019 |
I love that this book is written in one chapter as a long letter to a friend. The letter is the author's story of two bisexual men engaged in a hot and steamy relationship, at least for the first half. This story takes place in Israel and the author makes sure you can feel and smell and see the atmosphere and the unique settings in the novel. There are some really, really despicable people in this book who take terrible actions against one another, so your liking of this will depend on how well you can stomach people being terrible to each other.

(A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.) ( )
  ouroborosangel | Sep 7, 2018 |
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An unnamed narrator writes a letter to an old college friend, Adam, with whom he has been staying since his abrupt return to the states. Now that the narrator is moving on to a new location, he finally reveals the events that led him to Adam's door, set in motion by a chance encounter with Uzi, an Israeli spice merchant whose wares had developed a cult following. As he becomes increasingly entangled in Uzi's life - and by extension the lives of Uzi's ex-wife and children - his jealous affection takes on a sinister aspect, which will ultimately threaten the wellbeing of all around him.

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