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Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence

Antonia Lively Breaks the SilenceThe first 100 pages of Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence are fast, nasty, and promising. Set in a cramped college town, it centers on a...Antonia Lively Breaks the SilenceFictionThe first 100 pages of Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence are fast, nasty, and promising. Set in a cramped college town, it centers on a...2013-05-24Algonquin Books
Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence by David Samuel Levinson

Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence by David Samuel Levinson

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Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence

Genre: Fiction; Author: David Samuel Levinson; Publisher: Algonquin Books

The first 100 pages of Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence are fast, nasty, and promising. Set in a cramped college town, it centers on a woman grieving her mysteriously dead writer husband. She blames her loss on a book critic, a former boyfriend and current tenant who derailed her husband’s career with a damning review. Meanwhile, the critic’s lover, a writer herself, hovers like an eager gnat, looking to mine their drama for her next novel. There are some great melodramatic scenes, full of delicious prose, but in the end the various plotlines grow exhausting and convoluted. Writers can be so tedious. B

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