The characters in David Bergen’s mopey novel, The Time In Between, winner of Canada’s Giller Prize, all suffer from obscure, hard-to-articulate emotional ailments. Beautiful, anxious Ada Boatman has come to Vietnam to find her father, Charles, a U.S. Army veteran, who recently disappeared here while on vacation. Bergen crosscuts between Charles’ traumatizing experiences as a young GI, his ill-advised middle-aged trip down memory lane, and Ada’s attempts to retrace his steps. Both father and daughter brood, make hesitant feints at romance with similarly distraught souls, and say things like ”I don’t know that I am any sadder than other people” — utterances that would be more affecting if Bergen let us feel his characters’ pain, not just hear about it.
The Time In Between The characters in David Bergen's mopey novel, The Time In Between, winner of Canada's Giller Prize, all suffer from obscure, hard-to...The Time In BetweenFictionDavid Bergen The characters in David Bergen's mopey novel, The Time In Between, winner of Canada's Giller Prize, all suffer from obscure, hard-to...2005-12-07Random House
Genre: Fiction; Author: David Bergen; Publisher: Random House
Posted January 17 2015 — 7:41 AM EST
- 'RuPaul's Drag Race': Our exclusive audience with the second-chance queen
- 'Bachelorette' first promo: This crazytown ain't big enough for the both of them
- 'Originals' boss breaks down latest shockers, previews a devastating finale
- 'Ant-Man' gets a tiny billboard campaign
- Django Django unveil trippy, magenta-hued video for 'Beginning to Fade'
- 'Agents of SHIELD' spinoff to star Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood
- AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty
- ACM Awards 2015 red carpet style: We grade the looks
- ACM Awards 2015 red carpet arrivals: What they wore
- Blake Lively in 'Age of Adaline': Style when you're forever 29
- 'Star Wars' fans take Anaheim: Celebration photos
- 'Orphan Black': So, you wanna date a clone?
- Katy Perry, Tim & Faith, Blake Lively and More!