If Nobody Speaks Of Remarkable Things

If Nobody Speaks Of Remarkable Things

eBook - 2014
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In delicate, intricately observed close-up, this novel makes us privy to the private lives of residents of a quiet street over the course of a single day, to the hopes, fears, and unspoken despairs of a diverse community: a single father with painfully scarred hands; a group of young club-goers just home from an all-night rave, sweetly high and mulling over vague dreams; and the nervous young man at number 18 who collects weird urban junk and is haunted by the specter of unrequited love. What eventually unites them is an utterly surprising and terrible twist of fate that shatters their everyday, ordinary tranquility, and all that they take for granted.
Publisher: [United States]:, Mariner Books,, 2014
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ISBN: 9780547526645
0547526644
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
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aampersand
Mar 17, 2012

FANTASTICALLY well-written, though the story does lack a driven plot. Any more action than he had written would have ruined the artistic value of it. The novel centers around the people living on one residential street, all who remain nameless, and their quality of living. McGregor plays around with the formatting (the lack of quotation marks, indenting for certain perspectives, etc.) similar to how a poet would organize their thoughts.

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Oct 08, 2010

The whole city has stopped. And this is a pause worth savoring, because the world will soon be complicated again.

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