Last Comes the Egg (Nonpareil Book) (2020)

Last Comes the Egg (Nonpareil Book) Bruce Duffy Last Comes the Egg Nonpareil Book Bruce Duffy s first novel The World As I Found It was universally acclaimed as astonishing spectacular vivid passionate and funny A dream debut it raised the stakes for his second book irrationa
  • Title: Last Comes the Egg (Nonpareil Book)
  • Author: Bruce Duffy
  • ISBN: 9781567921243
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
Last Comes the Egg (Nonpareil Book) Bruce Duffy Bruce Duffy s first novel, The World As I Found It, was universally acclaimed as astonishing, spectacular, vivid, passionate and funny A dream debut, it raised the stakes for his second book irrationally high To his credit, Duffy decided to write an entirely different story, a book that is tender, compassionate, vaguely autobiographical, set squarely in the sixtiesBruce Duffy s first novel, The World As I Found It, was universally acclaimed as astonishing, spectacular, vivid, passionate and funny A dream debut, it raised the stakes for his second book irrationally high To his credit, Duffy decided to write an entirely different story, a book that is tender, compassionate, vaguely autobiographical, set squarely in the sixties, and told through the eyes of a precocious, articulate and unforgettable twelve year old boy This is no mean feat, for twelve year old boys, especially ones from dysfunctional Catholic families, growing up in the straitlaced suburbs of Maryland, are not always the best narrators But in Frank, who observes the world with a wry detachment and a wise sense of what is right, wrong, and just plain cockeyed, we encounter a voice that says about race, class, gender, even sex, than anyone since Salinger.Like Twain s Huckleberry Finn, another book set forty or fifty years ago, Duffy understands that there was never an end to American innocence because there never was an innocence to end And like Huck, Frank has his own adventures a trip into the Southern heartland with Loomis, a latter day Artful Dodger, and Sheppy, an older black boy who seems ready to explode at any minute Full of character, nuance, and adventure, this is not an easy novel, but it is a brilliant one, a book you won t soon get out of your head.
Last Comes the Egg (Nonpareil Book) Bruce Duffy

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  1. Ted

    Are you sleepy Dad asks, naturally thinking I m sleepy Sleepy when, even now, I ll have the happiest little dreams Flashes of you not gone and everything like it was before Darkly, off one eyelash, the crushed glass glitters, so that I could be eight, ten, before And it s not so bad I have these split second dreams, just the happiest, prettiest little dreams, sputtering like raindrops off my eyelashes First comes the chicken last comes the egg well, maybeThis isn t an easy book to read Not becau [...]

  2. David R. Godine

    Last Comes the Egg is a tender, semi autobiographical coming of age story as well as a finely wrought tale of family dysfunction Here, in the section devoted to their flight, Last Comes the Egg reveals that its true antecedent is the great American novel of adolescence, Huckleberry Finn Just as Twain s novel employed the language and consciousness of a marginal man child to reveal the corruption of a slave owning society that believed itself sivilized, so does Last Comes the Egg uncover the hidd [...]

  3. Tuck

    a stunning novel by the most fantastic author Duffy About a 12 year old who takes a road trip sound huckish wull it s cuz it is but way better than i could ever explicate, but just a wonderful wonderful novel of how usa is it really hasn t changed much in these first 200 years, we are still a quivering, myopic bully hitting out at friends and enemies alike, not really someone you want to hang out with huh sheesh

  4. Martha

    Novel by Bruce Duffy The World as I Found It A story from the eyes of an incredibly perceptive sensitive, but oh so real 12 year old boy Some magic realism of a subtle sort Set in Maryland suburbs of DC, 1960s Flat out wonderful writing.

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