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by Mary Robison

Category: United States
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Mary Robison
ISBN: 1582433054
ISBN13: 978-1582433059
Language: English
Publisher: Counterpoint (March 1, 2009)
Pages: 176
Fb2 eBook: 1219 kb
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Temporarily out of stock. Mary Robison, it seems to me, has found an extraordinarily fun and skillful way to tell a story - in hundreds of separate fragments - and I am surprised she doesn't have more imitators. I admit I've tried hard repeatedly to imitate her. But what she makes seem effortless and natural - is not the least bit easy. She's found a way to be a "minimalist" - and say everything. Mary Robinson deserves great praise for this book - though I admit I wish that she would work a little faster.

this book made me want to move to new orleans cause it's described like tama janowitz describes . Mary Robison is the one I go to when struggling to craft masterful dialogue.

this book made me want to move to new orleans cause it's described like tama janowitz describes new york in the 80's. also i am loving mary robison's "writer's block" phase where little vignettes are written index card length and then she arranges them into narrative. I also really like the way she writes, she uses grammar and punctuation in a really interesting way that is so similar to the way people really talk i find it surprising i haven't seen it before. what's the word for that?-ah, fresh. And she comes up with damn good dialogue and witticisms for her characters.

Mary Cennamo Robison (born January 14, 1949 in Washington, . United States) is an American short story writer and novelist. She has published four collections of stories, and four novels, including her 2001 novel Why Did I Ever, winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction. Her most recent novel, released in 2009, is One .

This short, dark and lyrical novel stole my heart. Mary Robison is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, an O. Henry Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction.

This short, dark and lyrical novel stole my heart Читать весь отзыв. She is the author of three previous novels, Oh! (1981), Subtraction (1991), and Why Did I Ever (2001), and of four story collections, Days (1979), An Amateur's Guide to the Night (1983), Believe Them (1988), and Tell Me (2002).

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The book careens between the stifling and shifting dynamic in the car to the more complicated Scrabble game back at. .The amenities you can count on. Mary Robison’s work has always felt like a glorious amenity, but One . One on the Way is a powerful necessity.

The book careens between the stifling and shifting dynamic in the car to the more complicated Scrabble game back at the house. one on the way. By Mary Robison. 166 pp. Counterpoint.

written a new novel that is certain to gather as much attention and wild acclaim. The story opens on Jay, a location scout for a movie production company. It's the easiest job in the world; at the end of the day, she says, they should just ask her how it went and say "Super. Sounds like you had a good time. She is complacently married to Alt, who has just been diagnosed with a grave illness and gone back to his palatial family home, back to the care of his parents. Which is just fine with Jay-or so she tells herself at the start.

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Robison's minimalism is more like a slap in the face: it's short, it stings, and you .

Robison's minimalism is more like a slap in the face: it's short, it stings, and you wonder who in tarnation did that to you. -The New York Times. As she negotiates her way around the anger of Adam's despised twin brother Saunders, maintains her friendship with his beautiful and volatile wife Petal, and protects what's left of the innocence of her niece Collie, Eve finds more than the Louisiana heat oppressive. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Give a Bookmate subscription →. About Bookmate.

One D.O.A., One on the Way is a novel which opens on Jay, a location scout for a movie production company. She is complacently married to Alt, who has just been diagnosed with a grave illness and gone back to his palatial family home, back to the care of his parents. Which is just fine with Jay—or so she tells herself at the start. But standing left of center in this still-prosperous but mortally wounded family does not get easier as the weeks wear on. As she tries to negotiate her way around the anger of Saunders, Alt’s despised twin brother; maintain her friendship with Petal, his beautiful wife; and protect what’s left of the innocence of Collie, the niece caught in the middle, Jay finds more than the Louisiana heat oppressive.With her trademark biting humor and breathtaking facility with minimalist language, Mary Robison, author of the award-winning Why Did I Ever, sets the stage for a beguiling Southern Gothic sure to delight her fanatical following and new readers alike.
Comments to eBook One D.O.A., One on the Way: A Novel
kinder
The story is related in almost hypnotic or dream-like sequences. Eve Broussard is a location scout for film and TV. She has lived and worked in New Orleans for some time now. While there might be more cheerful guides to the city, none would be as incisive as Eve. She knows the area like she knows which Hollywood producers are all talk. She is a sharp, edgy commentator, which helps her to deal with all the chaos in her family: she is married but carrying on with her husband's twin; her sister-in-law might be clinically psychotic; her niece is stealing items from her house; her husband and his twin sit around most days drinking, watching TV and making bets; her father and mother-in-law remain secluded in a large mansion, virtually untouched by the effects of Katrina. All this makes the statistics which show up in front of certain chapters more sickening: you know it's not the rich who are suffering years after the devastation. Hospitals close in poor sections and don't re-open; in certain neighborhoods 911 calls go unanswered. Even as her family, her friends, her work all begin to self-destruct, Eve tries to shoulder on, to make some sense out of her life. There are funny and tender moments: when she visits her sister-in-law in the hospital, or as she prepares her assistant, a young man living in a FEMA trailer with his grandmother, for a time when Eve won't be around. But then come the heart-breaking descriptions of brown, sewage-filled water barreling through deserted streets. Water that is filled with uprooted trees, garbage, furniture and dead people. Water that got mixed with gasoline and at times became flammable. Highly recommended....
Ytli
This is one of those brilliant experimental novels that seduces you with its seamless prose and inviting narrative. It’s such a fun, humorous ride I don’t think it’s possible to be completely prepared for the surprises Robison has in store for her readers.

However, I would suggest this. When you finish the novel, go back and reread it ASAP. When you do, you’ll discover even more of her brilliance as a minimalist. Clues have been deftly seeded all along the way. This time you will see them for what they are. What fun!

This truly is an extraordinary novel and has become one of my favorites. I’m looking forward to reading more of her books. Robison is an incredible talent!
Debeme
One D.O.A. and One on the Way had to be one of the most interesting books I've read in a while. I found the style riveting, but it certainly is not for everyone. If you are a quick thinker, like to read stories about people who one would not necessarily meet very often, unless they had some very idiosyncratic friends, this would be a book for you. The characters are compelling and I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. It was almost written in a puzzle that you had to put together.
Neol
I didn't think this was as good a book as the reviews had it sounding. It was just ok. The characters were not that interesting and I wondered what the point was of even having some in the book because they didn't add to the story.
Gindian
I purchased this book because it showed up on a book list as one of the scariest books to read. I read the entire book waiting for their to be a point to it, and there was not much of one at the end. Disappointed. Would not recommend.
net rider
This was a very differently written book than most stories. It was written with minimal talking between charactors. I thought the ending was the best part. It was an odd book not for everyones' taste.
Arcanefist
I wish Mary Robison were as prolific as Joyce Carol Oates, because I swear I could read another novel like this one every three months. As it is, I had to wait nearly a decade to read this, after reading her last novel "Why Did I Ever" half a dozen times.

Mary Robison, it seems to me, has found an extraordinarily fun and skillful way to tell a story - in hundreds of separate fragments - and I am surprised she doesn't have more imitators. (I admit I've tried hard repeatedly to imitate her. But what she makes seem effortless and natural - is not the least bit easy.) She's found a way to be a "minimalist" - and say everything. All the action, all the scenery, all the piped in music, all the flickers at the edge of the mind. It's artistic and thought provoking and innovative - but most of all it's fun, it works, and it's several steps closer than most fiction gets to conveying how life really feels.

This is a 166 page book, with 226 chapters. Am I peculiar for enjoying blank space on the page? (I admit I have a love for under-visited museums, for breathing space. I am a resident of Tokyo, and weary of crowds.) There are dialogues, lists and statistics - as well as actions and events conveyed with bristling energy and an economy that would have made Hemingway feel over-dressed.

"Impossible to put down" said Oprah, but I couldn't bear to read this book in a sitting. Of course not. I'd waited a decade for it. I read with exaggerated slowness, rereading several times before allowing myself to continue, as if this were a collection of Japanese poems from the eighth century, each fragment worthy of deep and sustained attention. This might be a fun book to "fly through", but I found going very slowly was also very wonderful. There is no doubt she is a perfectionist - there's not a punctuation work, phrase, or gesture that seem unintentional.

Mary Robinson deserves great praise for this book - though I admit I wish that she would work a little faster.
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