eBook Touch epub

by Alexi Zentner

eBook Touch epub
  • ISBN: 0393342395
  • Author: Alexi Zentner
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (April 30, 2012)
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • ePUB size: 1920 kb
  • FB2 size 1158 kb
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A sublime haunting, a ripping yarn, and a killer debut. J. Robert Lennon In Sawgamet.

Alexi Zentner (born Aug. 29, 1973, in Kitchener, Ontario) is a Canadian-American short story writer, and novelist. He graduated from Grinnell College with a BA and Cornell University with an MFA. He taught at Cornell University. He's now on the faculty at Binghamton University. His fiction has also appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Narrative Magazine (where it was awarded the 2008 Narrative Prize). He lives in Ithaca, New York, with his wife and two daughters.

Author Alexi Zentner is the author of COPPERHEAD, TOUCH & THE LOBSTER KINGS. Also writes as Ezekiel Boone. I think readers don’t always understand that many books don’t fit neatly into one slot or the other. y. Even when I was in elementary and middle school, my parents never set limits on what I could read.

Alexi Zentner unspools the story of boys who think they’re men, of the entrenched thinking behind a split-second . I can imagine the novel sparking heated discussions in high school English classes, as well as in book groups for the more mature.

Alexi Zentner unspools the story of boys who think they’re men, of the entrenched thinking behind a split-second decision, and asks whether hatred, prejudice, and violence can ever be unlearned. Excruciatingly honest and exceptionally brav. beautifully rendered coming of age stor. tylistically brilliant, fast-paced, and well-told. New York Journal of Books. I can imagine the novel sparking heated discussions in high school English classes, as well as in book groups for the more matur. .a pretty unsparing story about how one's fate is determined so much by the random luck of one's family, but it's also merciful enough to leave the exit door of reinvention cracked open.

Alexi Zentner was born in Ontario, Canada, and currently lives in Ithaca, New York, with his wife and two daughters. He has had short stories published in various American magazines and anthologies, including The 2008 O. Henry Prize Stories, The Atlantic Monthly and Tin House

Alexi Zentner was born in Ontario, Canada, and currently lives in Ithaca, New York, with his wife and two daughters. Henry Prize Stories, The Atlantic Monthly and Tin House. Touch is his first novel.

He is also the author of the internationally acclaimed novels, THE LOBSTER KINGS, and TOUCH

Author Alexi Zentner, who is Jewish, says he's been thinking about these topics his whole life. His parents, Canadian social workers and activists, saw their office firebombed by white supremacists twice when he was a teenager. He is also the author of the internationally acclaimed novels, THE LOBSTER KINGS, and TOUCH. Under the pseudonym Ezekiel Boone, Alexi is the author of the Alexi Zentner lives in upstate New York with his wife and children.

There is no sophomore slump here: Zentner has delivered a follow-up that is just as literary as Touch, but even more commercial, with more action, and more romance. The Lobster Kings takes place on fictional Loosewood Island, somewhere off Maine and the Maritimes, and a ruggedly pastoral outpost claimed by both the United States and Canada.

But the year I was eleven, the float did not occasion much change in our daily life.

But the year I was eleven, the float did not occasion much change in our daily life e daily when our father would return, it felt like it. When the men came back from the float, the new priest who had come to replace Father Hugo accompanied them.

Электронная книга "Touch: A Novel", Alexi Zentner. Alexi Zentner4 апреля 2011 г. W. Norton & Company. Переключиться на аудиокнигу. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Touch: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

"A breathtaking debut . . . filled with ghosts and demons who lurk in the Canadian north woods." ―Andrew Abrahams, People

On the eve of his mother’s death, Stephen comes home to Sawgamet, a logging town where the dangers of working in the cuts are overshadowed by the dark mysteries and magic lurking in the woods. Thirty years after the mythical summer his grandfather returned to town on a quixotic search for his dead wife, Stephen confronts the painful losses in his own life.
Comments: (7)
Dianazius
I had not seen any reviews about this book and bought it based on Amazon recommendation (got it right this time!). Wow, what can I say that others haven't said already. This is highly original multi-layered story of love and death set in the harshest environment. Brave humans with goodness and hope battle against the sinister, seductive woods and rivers of nature filled with the violence of nature and spirits. Stephan, the grandson of the village's founder, has returned to his childhood home and tells his family history while he sits vigil at his mother's death bed. The author captures the beauty, mystery and fables of northern Canada, the undying dreams and romance of youth, the realization of middle-age and weaves a hypnotic spell. I could not put this book down. The characters twine into your heart as you go back and forth to discover the secrets and tragedy of this family's battle against the wilderness and it's deadly magic to settle this town. There is the death of Stephen's sister and father, the shame of his grandfather's murder and the incredible longing and sorrow as family members are lost to early death or old age. One of the best fantasy novels I have read in a long time, like no other in theme and setting.
Drelalak
Alexi Zentner's form reminded me of the painting technique developed by Seurat: Trying to make painting more scientific, he placed dots of pure color adjacent to one another so that the perceived color was not on the canvas but rather mixed in the eye of the observer. Similarly, I found myself integrating into a whole the separate bits and pieces, past and present, natural and supernatural, which Stephen Boucher presents as they occur to him, seeing how for him, and us, the past coexists with the present and how awareness is made of dreams and imaginings as well as facts, recent and remembered, and that the present moment of awareness is the inseparable unity of all this.

Another divergence between our common perspective and that of the book is in the radical, sudden, and completely unforeseen and unexpected departures from the anticipated immediate future, often with unimaginable and profoundly tragic effects. Yet the survivors manage to persevere. While the frontier setting provides a rich set of possibilities in this regard, the same sorts of things do occur, albeit less frequently, even in our modern, comfortable, controlled environments. And we too manage to persevere; As Macbeth said, "Come what come may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day."

Along with the enjoyable prose, I found the unique form of Touch and its story content to be engaging and even transforming, so I gave it five stars. (And with this title, it would seem a perfect book for the newest Kindle ;)
furious ox
The novel is the reminiscing from Stephen, and Anglican priest, who has returned to his hometown, Sawgamet, in Canada, to be at his mother's side as she dies.

He recounts the stories, of Jeannot, his grandfather, who started the town of Sawgamet. Along with his grandfather there are stories of his father, Pierre, a logger, his sister Marie, and all of the people that come in and out of their lives.

There are tales of surviving the harsh winters, or in some cases, not surviving. But the bleak landscape and unrelenting weather are made magical with the addition of creatures and spirits. The contrast between the harsh realistic life and the magical creatures, works incredibly well.

At times, the shifting around of the stories and characters was a bit confusing, but it was so engrossing, I just kept reading, and became adept at recognizing who and what was being talked about.

A lovely book to be completely absorbed in.
Pumpit
Touch is an outstanding novel that tugs at the heart and stimulates the imagination. The story is gut-wrenching in places and utterly believable, written so beautifully that as I read through parts of it, I could imagine myself covered in snow and trapped beneath the old mill. This tale is woven artfully from start to finish, with lyrical writing and jaunts into the realms of mythology. It is a simple story of a priest come home to care for his dying mother. As he sits beside her, he remembers the tragedies and triumphs of three generations of his family. It is truly a family saga that delves into haunting mythological creatures that inhabit the woods of a Canadian town founded by the grandfather of the narrator. A wonderful, imaginative, heart-warming tale of love and redemption!
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