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Titel: LAST COMES THE EGG: A Novel
Verlag: Simon & Schuster
0684808838 Fine in Fine Dust JacketFirst Edition Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BING40HD008
Inhaltsangabe: Frank's mother is dead, and both Alvy and Schleppy, his buddies, are lost to both family and friends. With only a few dollars to their names, these refugees from love set out in a stolen car to search for answers to the most difficult questions they'll ever face. Two white boys and a black one will confront the racial turmoil of the early 1960s and their own hearts.
Rezension: Bruce Duffy achieved remarkable acclaim for his first book, The World As I Found It, a sweeping novel of ideas centering around the difficult personality of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Ten years later, Mr. Duffy has produced a new book with a deceptively simple premise: a young boy copes with the loss of his mother during the tumultuous civil rights era. In a lesser writer's hands, Last Comes the Egg might have been just another coming-of-age novel, but Mr. Duffy takes the ordinary and makes something uncommon out of it. After his mother's death, 12-year-old protagonist Frank Dougherty takes off in a stolen car with two companions: Alvy, a tragically damaged altar boy; and Sheppy, an older African American boy with his own set of problems.
Duffy displayed fearlessness in tackling Wittgenstein in his first novel; he puts it to the test again by confronting race issues here. Throughout Last Comes the Egg the prose soars, the characters fascinate, and the journey is both harrowing and riveting.
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