Edgar and Lucy

Edgar and Lucy

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qOn every page Lodato's prose sings with a robust, openhearted wit, making Edgar a Lucy a delight to read...Lodato keeps us in his thrall because his grip on the tiller stays reassuringly firm. Not to mention the supporting cast he's gathered, a group so eclectic and beguiling that many of them could carry an entire novel of their own. A riveting and exuberant ride.q - Cynthia D'Aprix-Sweeney, The New York Times Book Review qWonder-filled and magisterial...Lodato's skill as a poet manifests itself on every page, delighting with such elegant similes and incisive descriptions...His skill as a playwright shines in every piece of dialogue...And his skill as a fiction writer displays itself in his virtuoso command of point of view. The book pushes the boundaries of beauty.q - Chicago Tribune qEdgar isn't like other boys and Lucy isn't like other moms, but grandma Florence keeps them tied to reality. And then their lives take a sharp turn...This otherworldly tale will haunt you.q - People Magazine qA stunningly rendered novelq - Entertainment Weekly qA quirky coming-of-age novel that deepens into something dark and strange without losing its heart or its sense of wonder.q ? Tom Perrotta, bestselling author of The Leftovers Edgar and Lucy is a page-turning literary masterpiece?a stunning examination of family love and betrayal. Eight-year-old Edgar Fini remembers nothing of the accident people still whisper about. He only knows that his father is gone, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear?not even the line between the living and the dead. In order to save her son, Lucy has no choice but to confront the demons of her past. Profound, shocking, and beautiful, Edgar and Lucy is a thrilling adventure and the unlikeliest of love stories. qThis tale gradually exerts a fiendish grip on the reader.q ? Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand qI tore through the luminous pages of Edgar and Lucy as if possessed...What this book has to say about love and truth will stay with me for a very, very long time.q ? Sophie McManus, author of The Unfortunates qI love this book. Profoundly spiritual and hilariously specific...an unusual and intimate epic that manages to capture the wonder and terror of both child and parenthood with an uncanny clarity.q ? Lena Dunham, bestselling author of Not That Kind of Girl qVictor Lodato may be our bard of the sadness, humor, and confusion of loss. He senses the absurdities and elation of mourning and childhood with a capacious precision that brings to mind J.D. Salinger, Lorrie Moore, Karen Russell, even James Joyce. Edgar and Lucy will make you feel things you haven't felt in ages.q ? Daniel Torday, author of The Last Flight of Poxl WestWhat this book has to say about love and truth will stay with me for a very, very long time.aquot; ? Sophie McManus, author of The Unfortunates aquot;I love this book.

Title:Edgar and Lucy
Author: Victor Lodato
Publisher:St. Martin's Press - 2017-03-07

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