Edwin Keane is the boyfriend I d want at seventeen smart troubled and intense He rescues a irl from her boring life and her strict father And on top of that he tries to explain himself in long long love letters and she desperately wants to understand The irl Eureka is true to him even when tested a scene that reminds me of William Defoe coming on to Laura Dern in Wild at Heart Also like Wild at Heart Hello Down There has an incredibly freaky road accident and characters on a road tri. A young aristocrat paralyzed by morphine and disillusion A beguiling teenager from the poor side of the tracks A love affair that rouses a drowsy North Carolina town to social civil war In his luminous first novel Michael Parker recreates with subtle detail and sharp sensuality the texture and nuance of a tobacco town in 1952 a community caught in its own slow decay.
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S this year and enjoyed it as wellWhat I have learned about Parker s style after reading this one is that he captures the voice of his characters whereby you know them so well And it s not just one it s several personas And they are unforgettable and linger at least in my mind for days weeks evenThey linger too because there is tragedy involved in his story linescontinued no 18 of 2019 A former writing teacher very talented Dark stories but his characters are so real and in such pain. Rom her circles around the couple on currents of loyalty and rage This saga of small town life illuminates the crucial conflicts that mark all of us conflicts between different classes between parent and child between body and heart Michael Parker explores the dark underside of the Southern obsession with family poignantly revealing the desires that drive and define.
P to disaster But best about the book is the word choices of the author the language is on a whole other magical surreal level like how Parker describes Eureka s brother being sucked up into a tree the foliage shaking It has the best mix of truths the ritty reality the different perspectives and the impossible being sometimes possible So I decided to stick to what I know and I know that I like Michael Parker If You Want Me to Stay was a fave of mine from 2007 and I read Virginia Lover. Hello Down There weaves suspense and romance into a haunting story of passion one wrong as its rich cast of characters the druggist who claims to see through every deception; the stoic janitor who longs for his abandoned farm; the town's rande dame who wields her prominence like a weapon; the imaginative eleven year old whose love for his sister wrenches him away
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