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eBook Cheevey: A Novel ePub

by Gerald DiPego

  • ISBN: 0316185493
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Gerald DiPego
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (April 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 304
  • ePub book: 1918 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1927 kb
  • Other: lrf lrf doc txt
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 983

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Comedy, Story, Poetry. When my father was ten, he and his parents moved back to Italy, to Camigliano in Tuscany, and took over a grocery store that was owned by the extended family: ‘DiPego Alimentary’

Comedy, Story, Poetry. June 14, 2019, Annie Yakutis. When my father was ten, he and his parents moved back to Italy, to Camigliano in Tuscany, and took over a grocery store that was owned by the extended family: ‘DiPego Alimentary’. After nine years in Italy my father finished high school and, being the oldest, he was the one to travel to America to find work and help some of his siblings join him there. He was 19 and spoke almost no English when he boarded the ship in Genoa. He travelled alone with only the name and address of a cousin he’d never met who lived in Cicero, Illinois. He made his way there on the train.

Four novels published between 1978 and 1996 – now out of print. My first book, also a Detective James Della crime novel, follows Della as he attempts to intersect a killer with a list of names and vengeance in mind. Crime novel with Detective James Della taking on Chicago’s gangster killer, a troubled, guilt-ridden man executing members of the city’s mafia outfit. I adapted this novel as a movie for Showtime in 1991 starring Lou Gosset J. Anthony LaPaglia, and Peter Coyote. Coyote was nominated for a Cable ACE Award (more on this novel in my book WRITE). Magical realism drama of disparate characters at a mountain lodge. NOVELS - Coming Attractions.

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In the tradition of "Virgin Suicides" comes an enchanting, critically acclaimed novel of a young man's coming of age in the '90s.

Seventeen magazine expresses some of the appeal of this honest, heart-wrenching novel: "Cheevey stays so consistently crushworthy that you may end up thinking you'd be the perfect person to ease his pain. Cheevey's spirit crumbles as he watches his family disintegrate. He's always held his family together before, but now his parents have retreated into silence, his sister hovers on the verge of mental illness, and his brother, well, his brother might be a lost cause.

Read Write, by Gerald DiPego online on Bookmate – Write! is a breakthrough book from a successful .

Read Write, by Gerald DiPego online on Bookmate – Write! is a breakthrough book from a successful professional author, for an audience of writers of all levels seeking a guide to the craft. DiPego’s unique personal approach takes readers on a private tour of his well-lighted rooms and dark corners, revealing his way of pulling feeling, experience and invention from within and weaving them into a story. The result of this exciting method is the creation of rich, believable characters and an atmosphere of Emotional Realism.

Thursday, June 9 at 4 PM Gerald DiPego is the author of five novels, including Cheevey and Keeper of the City, and .

Thursday, June 9 at 4 PM Gerald DiPego is the author of five novels, including Cheevey and Keeper of the City, and 33 produced screenplays, including Sharky’. For more information about DiPego and his work, visit: geralddipego.

In the tradition of "Virgin Suicides" comes an enchanting, critically acclaimed novel of a young man's coming of age in the '90s. Claude Cheever--Cheevey--is about to turn 20 and his family is disintegrating around him. But as he begins to spread his wings and experience adulthood, Cheevey learns that there is a price for letting go too soon--and not soon enough.

Comments

RUL RUL
Gerald DiPego has captured the essence of his characters with a natural dialog in a story that is both heartwarming and heart breaking.
WUNDERKIND WUNDERKIND
Cheevey is turning twenty and occupying the same psychological space in his family unit as he's always had, he's the baby of the family, a little spoiled, a little used, he's grown up happily free of some of the pitched battles his older brother Phil and his sister Mari used to have with their Mom and Dad, who by the time Cheevey came along had rather given up on life.

Dad runs a TV store downtown, where Cheevey works, while Mom longs to go to France. I kept thinking that "Mom's" story was the invention of a Hollywood screenwriter and didn;t ring true. Outside of that, the only false note was DiPego's suggestion that a streert person prominent in the storyline might actually be a famous recluse whom another character in the book has been trying to find all along. This is Ross Macdonald territory and even he could hardly ever carry out such a preposterous plotline.

I liked Cheevey, he is an admirable young man, decent in every respect, thoughtful, kind, loyal, and good at heart. His horndog crushes on two older women are appealing. You'll laugh out loud at the one part where one of them enters the bathroom where he's taking a shower and in distress he turns his back on her, waiting for her to leave. "You turned your ass to her?" exclaims his best friend, later on, while Cheevey tries to explain himself. "What could I do? What d'you think, I flashed her?"

The brother, Phil, and the sister, Mari, carry around most of the psychic baggage of the parents' miserable alliance. Like a good younger bro, Cheevey tries to help each of them as they enter their own crises, while trying to minimize the pain he's feeling too. When Mari's little boy, Ballyhoo, develops some troubling symptoms of neurosis, Uncle Cheevey is the first to spot the ways in which the cycle of abuse keep coming on over and over again if unattended and unspotted.

The book will make you laugh and will make you cry. DiPego, who wrote the Hollywood programmers ANGEL EYES, INSTINCT, and THE FORGOTTEN, shows here that he is capable of something on a higher scale, a "worthy" work of literature.
Darksinger Darksinger
"Cheevey took me a while to get into. I didn't exactly understand everything that was going on. Cheevey and his whole family are messed up. Cheevey is at his 20th birthday, and his whole family is falling apart. His parents are divorcing, his brother's an alcoholic, and his sister is obsessed with the subject of her thesis. Cheevey is the one who is trying to hold his family together, and it isn't working. I thought this book was sad, and I couldn't read it for a long time because I got depressed. "Cheevey" is definitely not light reading.
IWAS IWAS
This is a great book, a must read. Cheevey is dealing with his world falling apart as he nears his 20th birhtday. He's a good kid trying to be grown, while at the same time trying to keep all the people in his life (family and friends) functioning. While he doesn't quite make it, it's a fun read and a moving book.