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The Bubble Reputation av Cathie Pelletier
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The Bubble Reputation (utgåvan 1993)

av Cathie Pelletier (Författare)

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"Cathie Pelletier has been called a "bitingly funny, highly original novelist" and in The Bubble Reputation her strong clear voice as a writer truly comes to the forefront. Full of powerful scenes and down-home wisdom, this novel is the story of Rosemary O'Neal and her northern Maine family, including her slightly daft mother, garrulous sister Miriam who wears only green, and gay Uncle Bishop, a 300-pound know-it-all whose current boyfriend has a penchant for ladies' shoes. Add to this confusion a former college roommate, Lizzie, who uses Rosemary's house to hide from her husband and rendezvous with her lover." "Rosemary had lived for eight years with William in a big, rambling house in rural Maine. Then William commited suicide on a trip to London, leaving Rosemary with a lot of questions, anger, and no way to say good-bye." "Seeking solace from her cat - which seems to better understand human nature than the Homo sapiens - Rosemary retreats from the world, only to be shocked out of her cocoon by an unsettling turn of events. Yet, despite the chaos created by family and friends, Rosemary slowly comes to realize that the anchor that holds them all together is still firmly in place, and that life is but a fleeting, poignant experience to be savored."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (mer)
Medlem:jtdancer
Titel:The Bubble Reputation
Författare:Cathie Pelletier (Författare)
Info:Crown (1993), Edition: 1st, 290 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:****
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This is a short novel about a woman whose significant other commits suicide, and the seclusion, depression, and slow healing that occurs afterward.

But just as you are beginning to feel such empathy for this woman, along come her wild relatives who totally invade her space. These people have spent a lot of time riding the crazy train. They are so socially inappropriate, they are hilarious. They have no respect for death or anyone suffering from loss.

Yet, somehow, these quirky people help begin the healing process for this broken woman who is so lost and in such pain.

The narration could have been better.

Sad, funny, and socially inappropriate. I liked it. ( )
1 rösta steeleyjan | Apr 16, 2015 |
Gave a full star for the first chapter. Should you see it on the shelf in your library, read the beginning and stop there; it's a beautiful and moving depiction of grief, if a bit wordy. ( )
  MarieAlt | Mar 31, 2013 |
I absolutely LOVE this book I read it years ago and have hung onto it as a book I go to when things are just down in my life, for some reason i find it comforting and have read it many times! ( )
  kitten-a-gogo | Feb 3, 2011 |
I resisted reading this book even after a friend effusively recommended it. The story follows a 33 year old woman through the grief-filled year after her lover's suicide -- a topic too depressing to sound appealing. Eventually, I gave in, and I have re-read the book many, many times in the years since. Cathie Pelletier's writing is beautiful, poetic without being flowery, with quietly evocative imagery. The human truths she explores are just as beautiful. There is something deeply honest about Pelletier's wry, tragicomic portrayal of family, of human relationships, of the complexities of our emotional involvements and our sense of self. This is the book I give as a gift when a friend needs comforting -- all the words I would say are here. ( )
  PersistentCurlMemory | Feb 15, 2010 |
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"Cathie Pelletier has been called a "bitingly funny, highly original novelist" and in The Bubble Reputation her strong clear voice as a writer truly comes to the forefront. Full of powerful scenes and down-home wisdom, this novel is the story of Rosemary O'Neal and her northern Maine family, including her slightly daft mother, garrulous sister Miriam who wears only green, and gay Uncle Bishop, a 300-pound know-it-all whose current boyfriend has a penchant for ladies' shoes. Add to this confusion a former college roommate, Lizzie, who uses Rosemary's house to hide from her husband and rendezvous with her lover." "Rosemary had lived for eight years with William in a big, rambling house in rural Maine. Then William commited suicide on a trip to London, leaving Rosemary with a lot of questions, anger, and no way to say good-bye." "Seeking solace from her cat - which seems to better understand human nature than the Homo sapiens - Rosemary retreats from the world, only to be shocked out of her cocoon by an unsettling turn of events. Yet, despite the chaos created by family and friends, Rosemary slowly comes to realize that the anchor that holds them all together is still firmly in place, and that life is but a fleeting, poignant experience to be savored."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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