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eBook Unseen Companion ePub

by Denise Gosliner Orenstein

  • ISBN: 0060520566
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: Teens
  • Author: Denise Gosliner Orenstein
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperTempest; 1st edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 368
  • ePub book: 1357 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1507 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 513

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Denise Gosliner Orenstein is the author of three novels and currently holds the position of Director, American University MFA Program in Creative Writing in Washington, .

Denise Gosliner Orenstein is the author of three novels and currently holds the position of Director, American University MFA Program in Creative Writing in Washington, . She is also a writing mentor for the PEN American Center Prison Writing Project and a participant in the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools Program. Though it was set in the cold muddy tundra of Alaska, 'Unseen Companion' reminded me of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. Dove Alexie is as mysterious and haunting as Boo Radley, though he's a completely different kind of character. The reader is left with a sense of outrage at the racial injustice that takes place, and yet there is humor to lighten the darkness.

Denise Gosliner Orenstein is author of five novels for children and young adults. When The Wind Blows Hard. Early Praise for A Guard Dog Named Honey. characters are lovingly crafted and richly nuanced. Richly engaging and evocative. Bean's believable desperation to help her brother is poignant in this empathic story featuring well-wrought characters who are trying their very best.

Unseen Companion book. Told by several individuals, each chapter of the story gives you a glimpse into their lives and how they are conn Orenstein, Denise Gosliner Unseen Companion, pg. 68 Harper Collins-Harper Teen.

In the late 1960's, in the small community of Bethel, Alaska, a beaten teenager named Dove Alexie is in prison. In the late 1960's, in the small community of Bethel, Alaska, a beaten teenager named Dove Alexie is in prison. One day, he mysteriously vanishes, and curiously, there is no mention of hi s arrival or departure on the prison records. Four young people in Bethel tell their stories, and the narrative circles around Dove - their unseen companion.

Denise Gosliner Orenstein. Original Book Format Paperback. Historical fiction in Alaska. On the inappropriate scale, I give it a 6. Really. It was a weird book because there were all these different views of people, and the people were WEIRD. But it was a really interesting historical fiction book!

ISBN 10: 0060520582 ISBN 13: 9780060520588. Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books, 2005. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

ORENSTEIN, Denise Gosliner 1950- Personal Born April 14, 1950, in New York .

ORENSTEIN, Denise Gosliner 1950- Personal Born April 14, 1950, in New York, NY; daughter of Bertram J. (a physician) and Julia (an interior designer; maiden name, Kotler) Gosliner; married (divorced); one child. Education: Bennington College, . 1972; Brown University, . Source for information on Orenstein, Denise Gosliner 1950-: Something About the Author dictionary. Writer and educator Denise Orenstein is the author of the children's books When the Wind Blows Hard and Unseen Companion, both of which take place in rural Alaska, where Orenstein spent much of her early career.

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Four teens from a small frontier town in Alaska tell of their dysfunctional lives and, in the process, reveal the truth behind the mystery of Dove Alexie’s disappearance, beating, and recent arrest.

Comments

Shezokha Shezokha
Though it was set in the cold muddy tundra of Alaska, 'Unseen Companion' reminded me of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. Dove Alexie is as mysterious and haunting as Boo Radley, though he's a completely different kind of character. The reader is left with a sense of outrage at the racial injustice that takes place, and yet there is humor to lighten the darkness. The characters of Lorraine and her mother are particularly enjoyable. Though the narrators (four of them) are all teenagers, this is not just a book for teens, any more than 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is a children's book because the narrator is a child. The narrators speak in an authentic vernacular, and yet the writing is lyrical and beautiful. The images of stars and planets wheel in the background, along with the wonder of man's first step on the moon. I expect this book to become a classic.
Dakora Dakora
"Bethel, Alska- a small community in a stark landscape where a powerful and richly textured story spins together, one voice at a time.
It is late 1960s as beaten teenaged Dove Alexie sits in prison. One day, Dove suddenly vanishes, and there is nothing in the prison records to mark his arrival and departure. Out of the tundra, four young people step forward with their sotries.
Lorianne Hobbs, a precious loner who brings meals to the prison; Annette Weinland, the local ministers daoughter, who volenteers at the prison; Thelma Cooke and Edger Kwaigly, two yup'ik adolescents orphand and displaced from their native communtites.
At the core of each narriation is Dove - and the mystery of his disaperance.
lIke planets in the solar system, these four young people travel in seperate orbits with an unseen companion,..... Dove! Denise Gsoliner Orenstein's masterpiece of interviewing voices captures the complexities of human exisitence with humor and insight."

After reading that I can tell that there are going to be alot of discription, because they way she ties the solar system into the review of the story, I know she has imagination.
So I would really want you to read this book!
Sti Sti
Orenstein possess an increible knack for thorough and engaging character development. The twists and turns were enjoyable throughout the entire novel and I only wish it would have lasted another 300 pages.
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I LOVE THIS BOOK! It is amazing! Denise Orenstein has now become one of my favorite authors! Hey, denise, when is your next book coming out? Seriously, I loved this book! I read the whole thing in two days! I could not put it down! A MUST READ!
Chilele Chilele
This book was terrific! It is a must read for all teenagers. It has a quick plot with at least one character that everyone, no matter who you are, can identify with. I'd recommend it to everyone!!!