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New York City By day JT Savage is a labourer on the Upper East Side; by night an insomniac in an East Vill Overall I thought this was a good book The writing was great and poignant Prete does a good job of capturing the tones of the disenfranchised and an uneducated but extremely likeable pregnant teenager This is a dark book and you won t feel happy when you finish it but almost at peace I was able to connect with the characters Stephanie was great and one of the best characters I have read in a while SPOILERMy problem with this book was the fact that nothing was done about a father molesting his daughter In what world would a judgetherapist not sayoh hey this guy is a molester lets do something about it At first I thought it was going to come out that JT made the whole thing up when the mom was saying that he always exaggerates things I get that was why JT wanted to steal the carbut I still cannot believe his therapist wouldn t have done anything about it I also could not understand why Nokey s father was so hell bent on getting JT to talk to his father and why it seemed like JT almost forgave him How in the world could you ever forgive a father that did those awful things

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August and Then Some

Age tenement His had been a superficially normal childhood in Yonkers New York; a time of beers by the riv The kind of thing I usually avoid very well written really heartfelt characters but there s abuse and molestation and domestic violence and all that stuff Seems like the kind of book that the characters will hang around in my mind for a while The story isn t really finished we just saw a bit of it the part in August and then some

Summary August and Then Some

Er of working in his friend's father's garage of studying to go to college Then one night everything chang Poignant and interesting would like to read by David Prete I have trouble with thinking how I would cope with a relationship with my child if he or she was a murderer or paedophile and after reading Keri Hulme s novel The Bone People in which she is sympathetic to the father who assaulted both his woman and his child in New Zealand I can understand the necessity for some kind of discussion with the abusive father in this story Something like Nelson Mandela s solution to the evils of apartheid through reconciliation using public acts of confession in this case personal ones


10 thoughts on “August and Then Some

  1. says:

    This is a very sad book but it's also funny and the author so clearly loves his flawed characters This is what I demand of an author

  2. says:

    Overall I thought this was a good book The writing was great and poignant Prete does a good job of capturing the tones of the disen

  3. says:

    Beautifully written debut novel Tough subject but told with heart

  4. says:

    I picked this book up because the theme of my wedding was “August and everything after” I had no idea what to expect It contains tough subject matter and I considered not finishing it; however I’m glad I did I wasn’t expect

  5. says:

    The kind of thing I usually avoid very well written really heartfelt characters but there's abuse and molestation and domestic violence and all that stuff Seems like the kind of book that the characters will hang around in my mind fo

  6. says:

    This got off to a great start with the narrator Jake a labourer on a New York building site describing his surroundings as he wheels a big lump of rock home to use as a table One blast of the collouial prose and I was propelled into Jake's world It was gratifyingly coarse Understand we didn't swim in the Bronx River The geese didn't even go for a dip They only came to shit Sometimes you couldn't tell if it w

  7. says:

    A contemporary and dark novel punctuated at times by moments of joy in the resilience of the human spirit I found this to be one of the most absorbing stories I have read for some time Revolving around the events of a fateful summer Prete introduces us to JT a wounded young man forging a new life for himself in rundown New York bu

  8. says:

    Poignant and interesting would like to read by David Prete I have trouble with thinking how I would cope with a relationsh

  9. says:

    An excellent dismaying hard boiled novel about an inner city life style I would never have chosen this book to read if I had realized ahead of time the culture depicted but I'm very glad I read it It's not enjoyable; it's tough realistic and magnificently writtenThe Pulitzer prize committee couldn't make up their minds

  10. says:

    Beautiful writing but I didn't get the plot structure until I was about three uarters of the way through the book That was okay though The writing was strong enough to make me not care and I eventually got it It was pragmatic and lack

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