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ISBN13: 9780812981773
ISBN10: 0812981774
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Charlie Crosby (grandson of Tinkers' George Crosby) is trying to come to terms with the death of his daughter, Kate, which he does in an unusual way. He recreates her in many different incarnations: he imagines her in a scenario, has an interaction with her, loses her again, then starts the process over and over again. Overwhelmed by grief, Charlie shuts down completely and his entire life begins to disintegrate. Before long, he is utterly broken, stuck in an abyss from which he cannot extricate himself.

Enon doesn't need the lush poetry which is so prevalent in Pulitzer-winning Tinkers; its searing subject matter really needs the raw, visceral, and vulnerable language that Harding uses here. Far from being depressing, Enon is a deeply moving character study of a man on the brink of his own personal apocalypse. It is beautiful.
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Paul Harding is the author of the novel Tinkers, which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers. He was a fiction fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Harvard University, and Grinnell College.

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Heather G, August 6, 2014 (view all comments by Heather G)
Author Paul Harding won the Pulitzer Prize for his first novel "Tinkers," but you can pick up Enon without reading Tinkers first (I did). And wow! I was drawn in immediately by the prose, which was sensuous and beautifully descriptive, but then laugh-out-loud banal and stark, describing life's ridiculousness. The main character, Charlie, suffers the death of his young daughter, and then the departure of his wife. He's a loser and he knows it, descending into prescription drug abuse in incongruous small-town New England. This is an incredibly raw, but deeply insightful and humane look at how we make our way in this world.
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ISBN:
9780812981773
Author:
Harding, Paul
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;grief;new england;death;novel;addiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.96 x 5.17 x 0.56 in 0.46 lb

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Charlie Crosby (grandson of Tinkers' George Crosby) is trying to come to terms with the death of his daughter, Kate, which he does in an unusual way. He recreates her in many different incarnations: he imagines her in a scenario, has an interaction with her, loses her again, then starts the process over and over again. Overwhelmed by grief, Charlie shuts down completely and his entire life begins to disintegrate. Before long, he is utterly broken, stuck in an abyss from which he cannot extricate himself.

Enon doesn't need the lush poetry which is so prevalent in Pulitzer-winning Tinkers; its searing subject matter really needs the raw, visceral, and vulnerable language that Harding uses here. Far from being depressing, Enon is a deeply moving character study of a man on the brink of his own personal apocalypse. It is beautiful.

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