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Previous ISBN 978-0-06-133922-6
- File size : 660 KB
- Publication date : March 30, 2011
- Print length : 290 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Mariner Books; Reprint edition (March 30, 2011)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B004H1UEM2
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #18,297 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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And we’re done. It was great, classic Patchett. The story traces the intersection of people at a bar in Memphis. There is the manager, John Nickel, who is a competent, hard-working, put upon man. He’s the father of a son who has moved to Miami and a drummer who gave up his art to become a father. He hires Fay, a young girl with daddy issues and a drug-dealing brother, Carl. Fay falls for John and tensions ensue. The mother of John’s child is moving back into town. Her sister sleeps with John. John’s son is anxious to be with his father. Carl turns violent when John interrupts his drug dealing. John is drawn to Fay even though he knows the relationship is fraught with difficulties. All the while the reader is taken through flashbacks to the life and death of Fay and Carl’s father, Taft. It explains some of the emotions and motivations for their actions in Memphis while showing a different life that was distorted by Taft’s death. The novel is intricate but easy to read. The characters are honest and real and the story moves quickly toward an exciting, if somewhat unresolved, climax. Patchett’s writing is less lyrical than some of her works, but there is still poetry in her descriptions and truth in her characters. A worthwhile journey into the complicated emotions in the depths of our hearts.
I love Ann Patchett ever since reading Bel Canto. I'm reading my way through her books and have loved Patron Saint of Liars and The Magician's Assistant. She's four for four now.