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Enon

A Novel
Harding, Paul (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Enon


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A grieving Charlie Crosby, grandson of Tinkers protagonist George Washington Crosby, attempts to come to terms with the death of his daughter Kate and the subsequent dissolution of his marriage.
Authors: Harding, Paul, 1967-
Title: Enon
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 238 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: A grieving Charlie Crosby, grandson of Tinkers protagonist George Washington Crosby, attempts to come to terms with the death of his daughter Kate and the subsequent dissolution of his marriage.
Local Note: 6 15 16 17 18 35 53 57 74 80 97 109 118 133 138 143 148 149 150 151 152 156 167 172 173 193 198 203 211 216 222 226 228 242 243 244 245 250 263 264
ISBN: 9781400069439
1400069432
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"This eloquent examination of paralysing grief comes from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tinkers and follows the terrible journey of a father grieving the loss of his 13-year-old daughter. Kate is the light of Charlie Crosby's life; her death unmoors him thoroughly and spins him into a terrifying descent that he seems unable to stop. With the same skillful prose found in Paul Harding's debut, this second novel "raises the bar" for the award-winning author (O, The Oprah Magazine)." Fiction A to Z October 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=691547

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  • ms_mustard rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I loved the poetic language and flow of Harding's first book, Tinkers. This one is no match for it - the poetic language felt forced and the plot felt very constructed, no flow. I will concede that a father might have a horrible breakdown after his daughter is killed, but this went beyond the beyond. I finally quit (very rare for me) at about page 130 and read the end, which did not convince me to pursue reading. Enon is getting many good reviews but I found it didn't ring true.

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