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- Print Length: 253 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 194407709X
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- Publisher: Rebel ePublishers (June 19, 2016)
- Publication Date: June 19, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01FEK0TRY
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With At Bobby Trivette’s Grave I find a language that slowly builds to lift the story into a metaphor of the living, and a context for the suddenly dead.
Concurrently, as I write, this is the week in which Donald Trump is called out as to what he likes to grab. Subsequently millions of women go on to tweet stories of sexual assault. This is a relevant detail to relate to an appreciation of At Bobby Trivette’s Grave. It is prescient of one of the details of the novel that I found perplexing, not that an assault would not occur, but to the extent that such an understated act of aggression becomes a deeply buried motivation that takes over the remainder of one’s life. Though in this novel the travails of gender politics are not solely oriented toward girls and women, every character, including the boys and men, have their quiet and secret burden from which they are unable to escape.
Donna brings forward her prose in such a manner that the characters, the universal themes, when the reading is completed, they carry on beyond.
I read this book over the weekend.
This is a wonderful novel set in rural Kentucky about family, love, loss and forgiveness. Vitucci has done a masterful job of capturing the details of life in a small town in Kentucky, but the story she has told is universal.
I don’t think I’m giving away anything (given the title) to reveal that Bobby Trivette is the boyfriend of DruAnn Finch a high school senior. He dies in a car accident and his death obviously has a life-changing effect on DruAnn, but also on her parents, Reece and Beverly, both of whom have secrets from their youth which have shaped and haunted their adult lives.
Vitucci conveys a passionate and poignant story with a clear eye. It’s heartbreaking without being mawkish or sentimental. This is high quality literary fiction, but I hope it also finds a market with young adults. Her teenage characters – their love and their loss – is treated with the respect and the compassion that they deserve.
Highly recommend this book.
A deeply intense novel, At Bobby Trivette's Grave follows two familes through guilt and grief. Teenage Dru's in love with Bobby Trivette. Both from families with issues, they follow the usual pattern of teenagers growing up and falling in love in a small town. However, their story takes a huge detour of grief and guilt when Bobby's killed in an auto accident. Dru's grief will cause both families to take a look at their life and what caused how they have lived their life, as well as, face their own despair and guilt.
My contemporary fiction review of At Bobby Trivette's Grave follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
I am not sure where to start with this review. Firstly, let me say, author Donna D. Vitucci's, a talented author, however, At Bobby Trivette's Grave was not the book for me. That said, I must also commend the author for a well-written and well-developed book. Vitucci created a deeply emotional story-line as she dove into the life of two families in small town Paris, Kentucky. Secrets abound, along with regrets, and lives wasted. One action by each changed the entire structure of their lives.
In At Bobby Trivette's Grave, Vitucci, demonstrated the futilely of carrying guilt and the destruction it causes. For me the pace was a little slow for the first half of the book, however it picked up in the middle. Vitucci gave detailed emotional background on the characters and developed them skillfully. Even though this book was not for me, I greatly appreciate the skillful refreshing writing, creative original story-line, and in-depth look into small town Paris' families. For the right audience this book will be a winner.
Finally, in concluding my contemporary novel review of At Bobby Trivette's Grave, I found a solid original story-line with well-developed characters and skillful writing. I found the premise of this novel sad, yet so true to life. For as humans we hold old hurts, griefs, and guilt close to our chest and most do not let go of them. They color our entire lives as the author so skillfully demonstrated. Vitucci fully explored family dynamics, dreams unfulfilled, and how we face our problems. Kudos for a job well done Ms. Vitucci.
AT BOBBY TRIVETTE'S GRAVE RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
In addition, I would recommend this novel for young adults and adults. I gave this novel 4 well-deserved stars for composition, original story-line, creative prose, and development.
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
Additionally, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest contemporary fiction novel review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. In addition, the ARC did not affect my voluntary contemporary fiction novel review.