CANIN ETHAN Blue River

ISBN 13: 9780747539933

Blue River

3,5 valoración promedio
( 297 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780747539933: Blue River

Two brothers with seemingly opposite personalities follow different paths through life until the paths converge in a sudden process of self-discovery

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

From Publishers Weekly:

This eloquent story of two men destined to become "good brother" and "bad brother" is an ambitious but ultimately disappointing novel by the author of the acclaimed 1988 collection Emperor of the Air. Edward, a successful California ophthalmologist, finds a bum on his doorstep one morning, only to realize that it's his estranged brother Lawrence, whose life has gone steadily downhill. Edward manages to get Lawrence out of town, but the meeting has been an overdue awakening for Edward, and the remainder of the story consists of his examination of their shared past, written in a first-person narrative told to a "you" who is Lawrence. "Always do what you're afraid of," Lawrence had advised Edward when they were growing up in Wisconsin. Lawrence got into fights, seduced girls, stole, caused destruction. Edward was studious, active in the community. Each played the part assigned, it seemed by their mother, although Edward now thinks that Lawrence had a secret purpose in behaving as he did. The revelations of Edward's melancholy, truth-seeking exploration may lead to a rapprochement. Along the way, confusion about what happened in the ambiguous past, betrayals and the chaos of their shared history are unfurled with precision and grace. But Canin's attempt to get inside Edward's psyche results in a flattened tone and lack of passion, perhaps intended to provoke the reader into making his own judgment about which brother is good and which is evil. The effect, however, is to distance the reader too thoroughly; the characters' interior landscapes are bleak and the narrative lacks dramatic momentum. In the end, this promising novel is itself somewhat flat and disaffecting. $100,000 ad/promo; author tour.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews:

In track, champion sprinters know better than immediately to train next for the mile and longer. Not in the book world. Canin's fluent, relaxed, and often stunning way with the short story (Emperor of the Air) is all but erased in this pulseless attempt at a novel. Edward Sellers is a Bay Area ophthalmologist, with wife and son and pool and Toyota Land Cruiser, whose Ralph Lauren-like life- -all modulation, russets, and beiges--is threatened when his older brother Lawrence, a loser with a malformed hand and outlaw charisma, shows up at his door, obviously on the run from trouble. Lawrence is soon put on a bus, dispatched--the novel then goes into reverse to describe the fatherless family life of the Sellers boys as they're growing up in Blue River, Wisconsin. Lawrence is a fact- collector, a danger-seeker, a shadowy exemplar to his younger brother Edward; but mysterious pregnancies and arsons soon assemble as an unmistakably ruinous path to Lawrence's door. Edward is moved to tell someone about it--and the havoc of moral ambiguity becomes the book's ultimate theme. It's a theme very late arrived at, though. Most of the story is milky recollection, in which no character other than Lawrence seems palpable or charged. Clich‚ veins the prose (``...the curse of your character and the seed of your downfall, I now think, was your inability to forget the insults and petty defeats of your life''), and is not helped by Canin's decision to write in a first person that's always addressing Lawrence, as in a long letter. It gives the book a whispered, ultimately lethargic tone, muscle-less. Disappointing. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Ethan Canin
Editorial: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (1998)
ISBN 10: 0747539936 ISBN 13: 9780747539933
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Beginning the day after Lawrence turns up on Edward s doorstep after a 15 year interval, this book takes the reader further and further back in time to the roots of their differences. Nº de ref. de la librería AA79780747539933

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,02
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Ethan Canin
Editorial: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (1998)
ISBN 10: 0747539936 ISBN 13: 9780747539933
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 1998. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería GH9780747539933

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 6,99
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,99
De Alemania a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Ethan Canin
Editorial: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (1998)
ISBN 10: 0747539936 ISBN 13: 9780747539933
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
Bestsellersuk
(Hereford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â€" all orders are dispatched next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000507918

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 0,87
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 9,53
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Canin, Ethan
Editorial: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (1998)
ISBN 10: 0747539936 ISBN 13: 9780747539933
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 1998. Estado de conservación: New. Beginning the day after Lawrence turns up on Edward's doorstep after a 15 year interval, this book takes the reader to the roots of their differences. Num Pages: 217 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 14. Weight in Grams: 184. . 1998. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780747539933

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,42
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Ethan Canin
Editorial: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (1998)
ISBN 10: 0747539936 ISBN 13: 9780747539933
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Beginning the day after Lawrence turns up on Edward s doorstep after a 15 year interval, this book takes the reader further and further back in time to the roots of their differences. Nº de ref. de la librería AA79780747539933

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,47
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Ethan Canin
Editorial: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN 10: 0747539936 ISBN 13: 9780747539933
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 5
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780747539933

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 3,12
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,78
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Canin, Ethan
Editorial: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN 10: 0747539936 ISBN 13: 9780747539933
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Estado de conservación: New. Beginning the day after Lawrence turns up on Edward's doorstep after a 15 year interval, this book takes the reader to the roots of their differences. Num Pages: 217 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 14. Weight in Grams: 184. . 1998. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780747539933

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,90
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Canin Ethan
Editorial: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 10: 0747539936 ISBN 13: 9780747539933
Nuevos Cantidad: 3
Librería
Majestic Books
(London, ,, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing. Estado de conservación: New. pp. 217. Nº de ref. de la librería 55189191

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 5,05
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,16
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

CANIN ETHAN
ISBN 10: 0747539936 ISBN 13: 9780747539933
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0747539936. Nº de ref. de la librería ST0747539936

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,84
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Ethan Canin
ISBN 10: 0747539936 ISBN 13: 9780747539933
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Not Signed; Beginning the day after Lawrence turns up on Edward's doorstep after a 15 year interval, this book takes the reader further and further back in time to the roots of their differences. book. Nº de ref. de la librería ria9780747539933_rkm

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,06
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,34
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda