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The Nobodies Albumby Carolyn Parkhurst
Synopses & Reviews
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.
A] pinhole glimpse into the mind of a fascinating woman for whom life and fiction are stitched tightly together.
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
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.
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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