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David Gates (1) (1947–)

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Peter Jernigan vive en una urbanización de Nueva Jersey con su mujer y David, su hijo adolescente. Cuando su mujer muere en un extraño accidente de automóvil, su vida comienza a naufragar: trasiega más alcohol del que es capaz de soportar, pierde su trabajo en Nueva York e intenta convencerse de que, pese a todo, es un padre responsable; su situación no mejora cuando se lía con la madre de la novia de su hijo.
 
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Natt90 | 6 andra recensioner | Sep 27, 2022 |
More superb stories. At first I was disappointed that the characters in most are wrestling with similar issues, but then realized that's no different from Cheever or others who stick to their turf and keep digging deeper and deeper into the rich soil. He's astute and unsparing and just a little bit cynical and condescending toward his characters. Great short tales.
 
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wordloversf | 2 andra recensioner | Aug 14, 2021 |
Brutally honest, one of those books that you start reading and instantly know it's going to be the best book you've read all year -- maybe in the last five years. Think a Frank Bascombe outlook on life meets John Cheever and a lot of unaware self-loathing, then you'll have your Peter Jernigan.

David Gates is a little arrival for me, but someone I'd have no problem putting next to Carver or Joy Williams. Jutting sentences, beautiful prose, dreary imagery and the best part -- it feels too real. Absolutely loved this novel and would easily recommend it to anyone who wants to ride an emotional roller coaster for a few days (oh, and it's pretty funny too).… (mer)
 
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kvschnitzer | 6 andra recensioner | Dec 8, 2019 |
Probably the closest work to Cheever in a modern world. Loads of drinking and bad decisions. Fantastic work that'll remain on my shelf.
 
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3.9
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ISBN
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