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eBook Somebody ePub

by Laurie Blauner

  • ISBN: 0930773667
  • Category: Deliver toandnbsp;Russian Federation
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Laurie Blauner
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Black Heron Press; First Edition edition (January 15, 2003)
  • Pages: 250
  • ePub book: 1309 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1985 kb
  • Other: docx lit azw mobi
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 733

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Somebody is a novel about mother-daughter relationships.

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The author of seven books of poetry, four novels and a novella, Laurie Blauner received an MFA from The University of Montana. She has received an NEA grant, King County Arts Commission, Seattle Arts Commission, Artist Trust, and Centrum grants and awards. Laurie Blauner lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Somebody" is a novel about mother-daughter relationships. It is about the daughter of a distant father and an ambitious, egocentric mother. It is an unusual novel in several ways. There is the author's command of the language. As James Welch notes, her images and metaphors are amazing, so lush and lyrical that, paragraph by paragraph, the reader wants to go back and reread them. Then there are the people who populate the book. None are less than completely drawn. The most minor character is presented with such knowledge and compassion that his sorrow and humor are entirely understandable. It is a remarkable book. As Welch says: "'Somebody' is special in the way all very good novels are-simple elements in the hands of a very good writer create a complex brew. In this case, those elements involve mother-daughter relationships, mostly absent fathers, deceitful or indifferent lovers. Laurie Blauner, a fine poet with a masterly command of language and imagery, has written a wonderfully poignant novel of growing up, of getting out to seek a life of fulfillment and, possibly, happiness. I was absolutely taken with the language and the amazing images and metaphors.

Comments

Zorve Zorve
"Somebody" by Laurie Blauner is a masterfully and meticulously crafted depiction of family life. Although the characters are fictional, the issues are not. This combination gives the work broad appeal. Through a richly layered series of vignettes both humorous and serious which powerfully portray many classic character roles: self-absorbed, negligent parents, wanting children, and their varied acquaintances, Blauner blends an artistic presentation of abrasive characters with the impact of their behavior on their innocent children. It is a powerful work and one to be both savored and contemplated.
terostr terostr
I've followed Laurie Blauner's career for years. Her acute sense of language comes from growing from the poetry of novel-writiing. Language is the key to her work. Her words clearly recreate the experience of being her characters - you read from inside their heads. This can create some discomfort among readers, but I think she moves beyond the constraints of traditional story structure to recreate an accurate emotional portrayal of a dysfunctional family - and manages to transform it into something beautiful. The reader who goes with her is rewarded with a rich experience.
Winail Winail
This is a fine book, and I recommend it highly. Laurie Blauner is an accomplished poet and her fiction debut provides a poet's insight to family and personal relationships. This is a painful look at family, but an honest one....