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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

PRAISE FOR CAROLYN PARKHURST

Parkhurst's chief gift as a novelist is her ability to seize the innermost thoughts of her characters, then convey them with meticulous craft. --Seattle Times

PRAISE FOR THE NOBODIES ALBUM

As she did in The Dogs of Babel, with its human protagonist trying to coax forth information from his dog, Ms. Parkhurst once again proves that she writes with crisp precision but can also make heads spin.

--The New York Times

In The Nobodies Album, with a light but sure hand, Carolyn Parkhurst joins together four disparate literary forms: the family drama, the short story, the philosophical essay on language and, yes, the whodunit. Her weave is smooth, a vigorous hybrid of the old-fashioned, the modern and the postmodern. She reminds is what an act of will and imagination it has always taken for a writer to convert nobodies into somebodies in any genre, whether at the desk or in the world.

--The New York Times Book Review

The Nobodies Album is brisk and engaging... it] succeeds in probing nuanced issues of guilt and innocence through an intricate collage of memories and musings...

--The Washington Post

The best-selling author of The Dogs of Babel returns with a fascinating, can't-put-it-down murder mystery.

--Redbook Magazine

A] pinhole glimpse into the mind of a fascinating woman for whom life and fiction are stitched tightly together.

--Entertainment Weekly

As novelist Octavia Frost seeks to gain her son's forgiveness and the investigation into the murder of his girlfriend reveals surprising information, the narrative cuts away to excerpts of Octavia's new book, adding layers of emotional complexity to the story of their family life. In a stunning blend of craft and ingenuity, Carolyn Parkhurst (author of The Dogs of Babel) makes the excerpts far more than a mere metafictional exercise, for they prove to be as riveting and as dramatic as the main story line.

--Booklist, starred review

Carolyn Parkhurst's voice sucks the reader in immediately--the gift of a real storyteller.

--Publishers Weekly

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

Best-selling novelist Octavia prepares to submit a remarkable latest manuscript that rewrites final chapters from her earlier works only to learn that her estranged rock-star son has been arrested for murder, an event that compels Olivia to examine their shared past for answers. By the best-selling author of The Dogs of Babel.

Synopsis:

CAROLYN PARKHURST is the author of the bestselling novels The Dogs of Babel and Lost and Found. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and their two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385533218
Publisher:
Doubleday
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Parkhurst, Carolyn
Author:
Carolyn Parkhurst
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Audio Books-Mystery
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100615
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

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Product details 320 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780385533218 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Best-selling novelist Octavia prepares to submit a remarkable latest manuscript that rewrites final chapters from her earlier works only to learn that her estranged rock-star son has been arrested for murder, an event that compels Olivia to examine their shared past for answers. By the best-selling author of The Dogs of Babel.
"Synopsis" by , CAROLYN PARKHURST is the author of the bestselling novels The Dogs of Babel and Lost and Found. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and their two children.
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