The road trip begins in the balmy bliss of Miami, with the optimism of infinite possibilities. Freya is safely fixed in time just short of adolescence. This is the story of a young father coming to terms with his own grief about the sudden and inexplicable death of his little daughter. Locales and objects transport the story backwards with flashbacks. This is a difficult book to recommend - a voyage into dark waters all of us want to avoid - but if something about the description resonates with you, seek it out; it won't lead you astray. It was very disturbing and violent; a family in a field getting attacked by a wild horse.
Father and daughter stop to examine their reflections in a drop of dew while mother reads poetry while sitting on a broken tree branch. Bookseller: , Ohio, United States. There is a third, more complicated time line, a story within the story. He paints with words instead of merely constructing a narrative. Clarity to view his last few years like a frayed rope, each strand of it working itself loose from the thing it had once been, each strand still with the curled shape of the life it was once part of. He lives on an old barge, trolling around the North Sea's coast, lost in more ways than one.
His voyage unfolds in unexpected ways, and when he meets two women at sea on a similar quest, Guy realizes that it just might be possible to begin his life again. Something freakish and unimaginable happens—a loose stallion wildly attacks them and tramples Freya. Jeremy Page just changed that. To maintain his sanity, he has kept a false diary of daily life with his wife and daughter as if the daughter had never died and his wife had never left him soon after. Rather, they are still very much fully-drawn characters, even if they only live in his imagination.
Hat er mit Junkfood seine Gesundheit ruiniert? The diary resides in its own alternative universe, complete with conversations, manufactured memories and allusions. The land, the water, the boat were characters that participated in the plot in very real ways. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. He transports the reader into a world fully realized and created on the page. Jeremy Page's powers to evoke a mood are very strong.
Was he killed by wild animals, which would relate to his daughter's fate? And when he meets a mother and daughter, he realizes that it might just be possible to begin his life again. Things quickly take a surreal turn, however, and the simple pleasures of the day turn to horror. Auch in ihrer Heimatstadt Leipzig geschehen seltsame Dinge und Unheil bahnt sich an. Auch Detective Sergeant Kate Linville von Scotland Yard ist in der Gegend, um ihr ehemaliges Elternhaus zu verkaufen. And thinking this way, he's able to begin, knowing he can no longer imagine his days passing without doing it. The next part is set on a barge the main charater has bought to live on, some years after the tragedy.
Acclaimed movies about horse-racing or India or Julia Child usually stir up interest in related books, but Jeremy Page's thoughtful novel about a father who loses his 4-year-old daughter is unlikely to get that boost from Hollywood. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Page writes beautifully, lyrically, with an insight to human thought and emotion but I can't believe the situations he puts his narrator in. And when he meets a mother and daughter, he realizes that it might just be possible to begin his life again. His book, Salt, got rave reviews but I couldn't find that anywhere.
The land, the water, the boat were characters that participated in the plot in very real ways. Kast geht auf eine Entdeckungsreise in die aktuelle Alters- und Ernährungsforschung: Was essen besonders langlebige Völker? This is the story of a young father coming to terms with his own grief about the sudden and inexplicable death of his little daughter. He writes these stories with a shocking amount of detail and includes the most mundane of tasks that his imagined family does, such as stopping for gas, showering up for bed, and ordering room service for dinner complete with an in-depth description of the taste of the food. Did he assume a new identity and form a new life? Good imagry but with Guy gone I feel a little lost. With lyricism and poise, Page renders a doubly engaging story, with one narrative as intricate and essential as the other.
I was awestruck by the creat This book was so brilliantly beautiful. In a foolhardy frame of mind, Guy heads straight into the storm clouds of the treacherous North Sea. So, at about half way through, I just set this book down and moved onto a better one. He buys an old barge and lives on it, all the while exploring the North Sea and various river estuaries. As a member of the book club at www.