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  • Author:
    Allison Lynn
  • ISBN:
    0786266929
  • ISBN13:
    978-0786266920
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  • Publisher:
    Thorndike Press; 1 edition (October 19, 2004)
  • Pages:
    447 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Thrillers & Suspense
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    1560 kb
  • Rating:
    4.8
  • Votes:
    952
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Now You See It. Lynn’s gripping and feverish tale builds momentum page by page - right up to a. .

Now You See It. Lynn’s gripping and feverish tale builds momentum page by page - right up to a surprise climax that confounds all expectations but seems obvious once it arrives. Hot Book Pick: an enthralling, chilling debut. At once heartbreaking and wry, Now You See It is a remarkable debut novel about the impossibility of fully knowing someone - and what happens to the past when we have a second chance at the future.

Allison Lynn is author of NOW YOU SEE IT, which won both the William Faulkner Medal from the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society and the Chapter One Award from the Bronx Writer's Center. She teaches in the Creative Writing program at Butler University. Books by Allison Lynn. 0 5 Author: Allison Lynn. David and Jessica have almost everything they could want: he is an accomplished journalist, she teaches at an elite private school, and they travel in a circle of alluring friends. Theirs is an enviable life - until one night when David returns from a business trip.

Now You See It presages a thrilling career for a fresh and gifted author. Julia Glass National Book Award-Winning Author of Three Junes A tale about the mystery of appearances and disappearances, Allison Lynn's unusual debut is taut, realistic, and haunting. Chapter One: July 1968. David's father is sure it will rain. Brad Meltzer New York Times bestselling author of The Zero Game Mesmerizing, haunting, and deeply hypnotic - not just for what it makes you think about the characters but for what it forces you to see in yourself. Caitlin Macy author of The Fundamentals of Play Allison Lynn holds a mirror to a marriage and draws a haunting portrait of disaffection.

Now You See It - Allison Lynn. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. 1230 Avenue of the Americas. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction.

Город: YCПодписчиков: 1 ты. себе: Author of the novels The Exiles and No.

If this were a hula-hoopathon, I'd have won already.

Now David is getting new sightings of Jhensen once more. Lynn’s gripping and feverish tale builds momentum page by page-right up to a surprise climax that confounds all expectations but seems obvious once it arrives. Is this a sign that Jessica may be out there somewhere also? Or is David just unraveling altogether? Lynn’s gripping and feverish tale builds momentum page by page-right up to a surprise climax that confounds all expectations but seems obvious once it arrives. Pub Date: July 13th, 2004.

David and Jessica have almost everything they could want: he is an accomplished journalist, she teaches at an elite private school, and they travel in a circle of alluring friends.

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Winner of the William Faulkner Medal for Best Novel in Progress

David is an accomplished journalist; Jessica teaches at an elite private school. They travel in a circle of alluring friends. Theirs is an enviable life - until one night when David returns from a business trip. Jessica's wallet and keys are in their usual place, but she is gone. At once heartbreaking and wry, Now You See It is a remarkable debut novel about the impossibility of fully knowing someone.

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Macill
I really enjoyed this novel, and now that it's done I want more!

Lynn creates a real world with characters full of mixed emotions. The suspense is drawn out, while she shifts between time frames. It makes you question your own relationships and leaves many questions unanswered...which I liked! The questions in the back of the book are excellent, and designed for a discussion group! I will definately recommend it to my Book Club. I'd like to see more from this young author!
Stanober
This is a beautifully-written novel with compelling characters, well-crafted setting, and an intriguing plot. This book captures it all: loss, infertility, and the beautiful unhappiness of marriage. This novel is truly about what we find missing from our lives. Just when we think we have what we want, we discover something is missing. This novel was a page-turner that continues to resonate. Allison Lynn is a talented novelist, and I look forward to reading her next book.
Malogamand
I skimmed most of the stuff about Lima, especially when he went back. The story was so focused on that and not his missing wife. Sorry not worth the money.
Shaktizragore
This was one of the worst books I have EVER read! The premise is great and gets you hooked in, however the story goes awry quickly. There is also a storyline about a missing American in Peru and that made zero sense. Nothing ever came together. Seriously, after the wife goes missing just skip to the last chapter and you will get the same thing out of the book as someone who read it in its entirety. The author should have picked a story and wrote it instead of this mish mash of nothing.
Saintrius
Absolute horrible. There are so many great books out there to read, don't waste the time on this one. The whole 'story' could have been written in 5 pages. It was extremelly drawn out, no climax to the story; stagnat would be the best word to describe it. Then you read the last two pages and really kick yourself for wasting your time finishing the book. Should have recycled it 30 pages into it but held on to the hope that a desent plot would develope and something would actually happen, an exciting twist to the story...something....anything.... it delivered nothing.
Anarus
I bought this book thinking it was a suspense novel, as it is supposed to be, but upon reading it - it really isn't.

I think that the author has a great concept for a novel, she even started off on the right foot, but it fell flat in my opinion, and the end was a huge let down.

**(Possible spoilers ahead)**

I think this book would've been much better if the author had Jessica disappear, and then focused in on how David and Jessica's life changed as a result. How Jessica rebuilt her life from scratch, and how David got along never knowing what happened with his wife. It would've been fascinating to think that Jessica never moved out of New York and perhaps came upon David without him knowing, or maybe he does recognize her but isn't quite sure enough to approach her.

I just think overall that the book was a good start for a story, but needed a little more work to really get itself off the ground.
Munigrinn
It's too bad there's no governing body that can oversee and approve or decline what does and doesn't get published and sold to the public. What a disgusting read, OMG! Horrible, absolutely horrible. The story was more about Peru and the political crap going on over there and some schmo who was missing and thought to be in Peru, the main character trying to find him. I should have quit the same day I picked it up and literally just skipped it all and gone to the last two pages. There, the whole point of reading the book is revealed. The writer needs to find a new career if this is what she's putting out. I can't imagine any reader not feeling cheated or duped. Unless you like to waste your time and money, don't buy this book. Don't even look at it!!! Booo...not even worth two thumbs down as that would be complimentary, it's so bad. And as for Peru, she's done the country a disservice. Rather than intrigue and draw people to it, she's made it repulsive to people that have read this novel.
"There is too much a man might dwell on that happened a long time ago, a man cannot live that way."

I finished "Now You See It" a couple of days ago, and it is lingering, a work I keep thinking about. I am haunted by the ideas Lynn explores--marriage(what is a marriage?), and identity, singly and in union with a mate or family (big stuff); and of course, how we take for granted the paths proscribed for us, including creating a good marriage, family, career. And then the idea of escape from that life. "The way he and Jessica and so many people they knew created entire lives by surrounding themselves with the known."

Last week I watched a livestreaming PEN panel moderated by Adam Gopnik. It was four expat writers (Salman Rushdie was one) who now live in New York. There was a Spanish writer, originally from Barcelona, who teaches at Sarah Lawrence. He was great, as they all were. He talked about New York not letting anyone go. He didn't so much decide to stay, as he can't leave. That is so much a part of living in New York, and Lynn captures that idiosyncratic New York dilemma. New Yorkers always talk about "getting out" and leaving, but in my experience find it very difficult to do. I think that is so much a part of the book for me. It is that palpable feeling that one is living the best of all possible lives, and yet, yet, what is out there beyond this circumscribed life.

Lynn writes beautifully of that mapped out, charmed life, and the inevitable chasms. I think some of the reviewers are disappointed because they come to a work with the expectation that it will be a fast and "easy" read. Some seem to have wanted a mystery story. A contemplative work with mysteries that go beyond the usual plot contrivances of a genre novel.

I look forward to reading more of Allson Lynn's fiction.