- File Size: 2225 KB
- Print Length: 117 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (July 19, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 19, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073HZS2G5
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,563 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is my favorite kind of book about human relationships and connection, when life just happens and people make brave choices to try to make a life for themselves.
I love the quick dialog, the realistic chains of events between Ondro and Jamie, I love the last chapter where we get a piece of what happens after. The ending is perfect for this story, not too much and not too little.
If this is what Roe Horvat is about then I can't wait to read his next books! Congratulations Roe for this amazing success, be proud, be very proud!
But, there is SO MUCH MORE to this brilliant novella.
This is exquisitely written with lyrical language and descriptions. The flow is fluid and we are held in this story's grasp. I don't have enough words to explain how terrific this novella is. Deep, timely, sexy, meaningful, pertinent, heartwarming, and intense.
Loved it ! I'll read this over and over. I hated to let go of our magnificent characters.
Thank you Roe Horvat.
Highly recommended ! ENJOY !
American Jamie lives and works in Scotland and teaches "biochemistry with a bit of genetics" at the University of Edinburgh. When Ondro first spies him at the airport, Jamie is wearing a purple plasticky straw fedora and black-and-yellow-striped socks, but Ondro quickly feels "He was beautiful in a way that required a second and even a tenth glance to appreciate fully."
Although the story is just a bit over 100 pages, Roe Horvat does an remarkable job of fleshing out Jamie and unfolding Ondro's past bit by bit so the book has a richness and completeness to it. Horvat's writing is crisp and definitely ....unflowery, yet there is a quality to it that can rip your heart out and then gently place it back into your chest. The story of Ondro's former boyfriend Peter as well as the vignette of Ondro's mother are incredible in their power, despite their brevity.
After reading the blurb, I didn't expect what The Layover turned out to be - an extraordinarily well-written short story with an unexpected emotional depth. I think this is Roe Horvat's first novel and I will definitely read their next book. Highly recommended!
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