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by Nani Power

  • Author: Nani Power
  • ISBN: 0802117201
  • ISBN13: 978-0802117205
  • ePub: 1276 kb | FB2: 1581 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Grove Pr; 1 edition (September 1, 2002)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 780
  • Format: lit azw txt doc
The Good Remains ePub download

The Good Remains book.

The Good Remains book. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Nani Power's The Good Remains is an enchanting tribute to Dickens's A Christmas Carol that follows a beguiling cast of characters in a small Virginia town heavy with history. Dr. C. R. Ash is a neonatologist and chronic bachelor, the last in line to an old Southern family name.

Nani Power's mesmerizing, widely praised debut, Crawling at Night, established . At once Victorian in its feel and yet starkly modern, The Good Remains explores life, death, and our own attachments to this mortal coil.

Nani Power's mesmerizing, widely praised debut, Crawling at Night, established her as "a formidable young writer. Shot through with the mournful refrain of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird, "Power's appealing, neo-Gothic tale revisits the age-old questions of our fundamental human longings. This book is a coup whose wit and ingenuity will delight readers, even as its characters leave their desperate marks on the heart.

Dunny is the rascal, the ba of the lot. He rips up my good chairs, pulls out my needlepoint, they get heavy cream in the evening for their coats. She reads Thackeray, she& say, and Dickens and Thoreau, though her bedside table reveals Jude Deveraux, and so she consumes those novels se-cret-ly. is in a bleary mood, the type of mood liquor brings on, the kind that doesn& care for the moments to come, but focuses in a mopish way on the past.

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10 The good remains, Nani Power c2002. There's also an author, Richard Gordon, who wrote the Doctor in the House series. 11 In the twilight, in the evening, Lynn Morris & Gilbert Morris. 12 A Montclair homecoming, Jane Peart.

Nani Power is the author of the novels Crawling at Night, The Good Remains, and The Sea of Tears, the first two . What a rare and wonderful thing it is to discover Nani Power

Nani Power is the author of the novels Crawling at Night, The Good Remains, and The Sea of Tears, the first two of which were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. She lives in Virginia. What a rare and wonderful thing it is to discover Nani Power. She is a writer who truly understands the essentials of literary art - the primacy of the senses and the dynamics of desire. - Robert Olen Butler. A formidable perceptive writer unpacks emotions and observations with a firm and graceful hand. Resources and Downloads. High Resolution Images. Book Cover Image (jpg): Feed the Hungry.

Nani Power's The Good Remains tells the story of a bunch of wacky residents of a Virginia town in the days .

Nani Power's The Good Remains tells the story of a bunch of wacky residents of a Virginia town in the days leading up to the local hospital's Christmas party. The main character is Dr. . Ash, a neonatologists who believs he is about to get into a whole heap of trouble for being involved with a young candy striper, and for unwittingly causing the death of that young woman's premature infant.

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On the eve of his southern hospital's Christmas party, neonatologist and chronic bachelor, Dr. C.R. Ash interacts with his phobic secretary, lascivious best friend, death-obsessed teens, and two amateur caterers.
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A major disappointment.

Having read Ms. Power's "Crawling at Night" twice, and recommending it to many people, all of whom were equally pleased, I expected much more from this book. There was none of the urgency, electricity and complexity of "Crawling" that I loved in that one.
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Nani Power's The Good Remains tells the story of a bunch of wacky residents of a Virginia town in the days leading up to the local hospital's Christmas party. The main character is Dr. C.R. Ash, a neonatologists who believs he is about to get into a whole heap of trouble for being involved with a young candy striper, and for unwittingly causing the death of that young woman's premature infant. It is also the story of the candy striper, the baby's father, his next door neighbor, and the two local caterers planning the Christmas party, among others. What the novel lacks in cohesiveness it makes up for in amusement and terrific writing. There is one part of the novel in which Ash praises Free Bird (the song) while grousing about the current state of popular music which is among the most brilliant passages I have ever read. So funny and so absolutely on target that it almost hurts. If you can get past the fact that this novel is all over the place and its focus is a little blurry, you will enjoy it immensely. If you like a little more structure, maybe skip this one.
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Powers ties together the lives of several different characters, linking them through the story of main character C.R. Ash. Ash, a doctor whose questionable judgment resulted in the death of a premature infant, is under review by the medical board and suffering a sort of mid-life crisis. There's no steady woman in his life, his dog just died, and his career, which may be over, is the only thing of meaning in his life. Ash's secretary Betty, a middle-aged virgin with a crush on him, elects his friend Dr. Pendleton, to help her "rescue" Ash. Then there's Kirsten the teenaged candy-striper, object of Ash's crush and mother of above preemie, along with Todd, devasted father of the child he never even got to see. All these lives share a common theme of existentialist suffering - questioning the meaning of their lives or wrestling with the issue of being alone in the world. I enjoyed Powers' use of language, even though it was at times a little distracting from the act of reading; she writes very well. The story turns a bit surrealistic at times, with characters communicating with the dead (ala Dickens' Christmas Carol, which Powers seeks to invoke here.) But if you're not afraid of an experience that's just slightly out of the mainstream, you'll be rewarded with a compelling and interesting tale. It's worth reading.
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