- Author:Ethan Canin
- Publisher:BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC; First British Edition edition (2008)
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America America book. Ethan Canin is a talent beyond his years. His writing style is calm and fluid. One of the best aspects of the book is the reflections that the narrator makes on his own daughters.
America America book.
Then he says, The Oaks. That’s what they’re calling i. .We’re coming down from our regular outing in the Shelter Brook Set-Aside, the land that Liam Metarey preserved. Every week, we take a meandering hike up the short slope that looks over the last stretch of undeveloped terrain between the old Silverton Orchards and Saline. Well, I say, I guess there’s nothing I’d put past them. Just surprised I hadn’t heard about i.
Ethan Canin: America America began for me as a smaller idea. Originally, it was only the story of Corey Sifter, a working-class boy, who falls in love with Christian Metarey, an aristocratic girl. I’d written about 250 pages of that novel when the attacks occurred on September 11, 2001; and that morning, as it turned out, was the last time I wrote fiction for close to two years. In creating the novel’s man of history, did you intentionally draw upon the 1969 Chappaquiddick affair and Senator Kennedy’s prominent career?
Ethan Canin's America America is just such a book, the satisfying, compulsively readable saga .
Ethan Canin's America America is just such a book, the satisfying, compulsively readable saga of a northeastern coal dynasty. B+. The Independent - James Urquhart. The rhythms of a great estate, and the dynamics of a landowning family, are captured with Tolstoyan exactitude.
Yet it is also touching: an epic lament for the loss of idealism, and brave enough to leave many of its mysteries unsolved.
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As his earlier novels, like Carry Me Across the Water and For Kings and Planets, have demonstrated, this accomplished short-story writer has never seemed completely at ease with the long-distance form of the novel, and America America is no exception.
Ethan Andrew Canin (born July 19, 1960) is an American author, educator, and physician. He is a member of the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. Canin was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, while his parents were vacationing from Iowa City, where his father, Stuart Canin, taught violin at the University of Iowa
Ethan Canin, who first made his name as a short-story writer, has turned his hand to a big, fat state-of-the-union novel. The subject matter is classical US fare, but Canin passes this literary test with flying colours.
Ethan Canin, who first made his name as a short-story writer, has turned his hand to a big, fat state-of-the-union novel. The narrator, Corey Sifter, is a 50-year-old Michigan newspaperman, who in his youth was co-opted by a powerful local family into Democratic politics. This epic narrative moves from Sifter's blue-collar childhood through to his involvement with presidential hopeful, Sen. Henry Bonwiller, whose campaign is undone in a moment.
Canin employs with great skill Corey’s double vision: the bedazzled loyalty of the teenager, the chastened worldview of the parent. Bonwiller’s campaign implodes; the consequences for the Metareys are brutal
Canin employs with great skill Corey’s double vision: the bedazzled loyalty of the teenager, the chastened worldview of the parent. Bonwiller’s campaign implodes; the consequences for the Metareys are brutal. The novel is not flawless (Liam, the central character, proves elusive) but the detail work is quite wonderful: The rhythms of a great estate, and the dynamics of a landowning family, are captured with Tolstoyan exactitude.