A Novel

Harding, Paul

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
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.

Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ♭2013.
ISBN: 1400069432
Characteristics: 238 pages ;,22 cm


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Mar 30, 2014

Very depressing.

Oct 21, 2013

"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

Sep 27, 2013
  • 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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