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by Random House Inc.,Lisa Zeidner

  • Author: Random House Inc.,Lisa Zeidner
  • ISBN: 0060956496
  • ISBN13: 978-0060956493
  • ePub: 1537 kb | FB2: 1608 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literary
  • Publisher: HarpPeren (May 16, 2000)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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Layover ePub download

In Layover, however, Lisa Zeidner gives grief its due, and does so with such wit and high style that the reader's . Zeidner records these trysts with superb, hypersensitive relish, finding fresh ways to write about that topic, too. "Sex is a story you know the ending of," she notes

In Layover, however, Lisa Zeidner gives grief its due, and does so with such wit and high style that the reader's (occasional) tears are mixed with a kind of elation. Exactly what is Claire Newbold mourning? Mostly the death of her young son, which has taken place some time before the novel opens. "Sex is a story you know the ending of," she notes. More or less the same story with the same ending, every time. Yet we want to keep hearing it, the way a child listens to a fairy tale, vigilant for variation. Still, Layover is anything but a bedroom farce.

Lisa Zeidner is the author of five novels, most recently LOVE BOMB, and two books of poems. She is a professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Rutgers University, Camden.

Layover is a novel by the American writer, Lisa Zeidner, first published in 1999 by Random House. It is one of New York Times' Notable Books of the Year. As of 2016, a film of Layover is in production. The novel focuses on the theme of maternal grief.

I stayed in the Cincinnati hotel for two-and-a-half days, one in that room, which had not been booked again after I changed my mind. The next day I watched a man down the hall leave his room-I’d stayed in that room before too, and just happened to have the key in my collection. The articles forewarned that hotel management sometimes neglects to rekey when a key card is not returned to them, especially in smaller, less computerized establishments.

Lisa Zeidner is the author of three novels, most recently Limited Partnerships, and two poetry collections, one of which won the Brittingham Prize.

Throw aside your idea of a heroine, and meet Claire Newbold. Lisa Zeidner is the author of three novels, most recently Limited Partnerships, and two poetry collections, one of which won the Brittingham Prize. She is a professor at Rutgers University and lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey, with her husband and son.

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Lisa Zeidner is the author of five novels, most recently LAYOVER, and two books of poems. She is a professor in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Claire Newbold has watched her life collapse: her only child has died, her husband has been unfaithful, and she's just learned that she's infertile. She tries, dutifully, to go through the motions of her daily routine, but then she walks out of work on a whim, and soon she's living out of hotels-not always with the intention of paying for them-and confronting loss.

Lisa Zeidner has published five novels, including the critically acclaimed Layover, and two books of poems

Throw aside your idea of a heroine, and meet Claire Newbold. Lisa Zeidner has published five novels, including the critically acclaimed Layover, and two books of poems. program in creative writing at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. Books by Lisa Zeidner. Mor. rivia About Layover.

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Claire Newbold is not your typical heroine. Smart and sexy, yes, but she's also been known to sneak into a hotel room or two without paying, seduce a teenager in wet bathing trunks, and just check out of things altogether--like her job. And her marriage. No wonder, though. Claire's been careening off heartbreak. Her only child has died, she may be infertile, and her husband has had an affair.

No longer a mother, not sure she wants to be a wife, Claire moves from hotel to hotel, basking in the anonymity of travel and forbidden sex. She even comes to believe she is clairvoyant, able to "read" into the souls of others. Eventually she begins to see into her own soul as she ponders whether or not to return home. As she struggles to repair her marriage and her life, Claire surprises herself -- and us -- by emerging with a new sense of redemption.

 

Fonceiah
Lisa Zeider here delivers a welterweight of a novel, taught, powerful, and quick. Her subject is Claire, a middle age woman who has the perfect upper class life style but is struggling, not only with the death of her young son, but also with trying to find her identity in our complex society which offers women so many conflicting signals. Zeider tells the story powerfully, with humor, grief and a rye attention to detail, all in appropriate measure.
Reading Layover, it comes as no surprise that the author is also an accomplished poet. Her tight prose carries the story beautifully. Where other authors might ruin the story by making it saccharine sweet, she is able to keep it going with powerful imagery and a great mastery of the language. As a reader, we cry for her character?s suffering, laugh at her barbed observations, and feel her sense of dread confusion.
A last personal note. As a reader, I found this novel so evocative that I often considered putting down. The ability to bring forth so many emotions marks this as a worthwhile novel. I highly recommend it.
Ballazan
I didn't know what to expect from this book after listening to friends talk about it, reading reviews, and the jacket copy. But as soon as I started reading, I was hooked. I found the woman's reactions believable; people's reactions to grief come in many forms, and this dissociated response is but one of many.
In creating a protagonist who was just barely on the sane side of a total breakdown, the author made it possible to stay within her main character's point of view throughout the writing. I found that compelling.
The shift in tone from jaunty, sexy, and hilariously funny to the many lyrically beautiful passages (especially at the end, in the park) didn't bother me. Her flip, sassy, seemingly shallow responses wereclearly defensive. Her deep, gut-level, poignant grief was painful to share. Both felt exactly right.
This Zeidner lady can really write. I don't read poetry, but having finished Layover, I just might check out her poems, too.
Cordaron
I bought this book for vacation reading on the strength of the blurb from the New York Times Book Review. As a former blurb writer myself, I should have known better. I'll skip the synopsis, as it is done perfectly well in other reviews, and give a summary judgment as one who forked over ten long green ones (plus shipping) for this book: Unless you have a vagina, or an irregular cycle, or a philandering husband, you probably won't get much out of this novel. As the nutty emperor Frederick said of Mozart's music in "Amadeus," this book has "too many notes." Some are true notes, but too many are falsely sentimental, or bright ("I beamed at him," Claire says of her pimply adolescent lover), or downright bathetic. As if tired of her own dialogue and her own soigne' heroine, Zeidner lapses into poetry (her other life) and a critique of poets right in the middle of the book. The whole thing is rather unsettling, like a reality tv show plopped into the middle of the movie of the week. P.S.: I don't think the Times reviewer read this novel all the way through.
adventure time
Brilliant writer along with being an extraordinary storyteller. What you might well expect from a gifted professor running a major creative writing and MFA program (Rutgers). Read 'Love Bomb,' and found it exquisitely entertaining but I thought 'Lay Over' was one of those, maybe, once in a career novels.
Vivados
This was my first look into the increasingly popular "chick lit" fiction arena. It's also become my last, because this was one terrible book. Words fail to describe, and I can't bring myself to recall the dull, lifeless, insipid text.

Should I allow one bad reading experience to keep me from the genre? Perhaps, if you consider the praise heaped on this clunker! Instead, if you're into semi-fictional accounts of women, adolescent or otherwise, stick with Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott. They are referred to as "classics" for all the best reasons.
Chuynopana
Written in a voice brimming with heartbreaking humor and emotional pain, a woman struggles to find life after an unthinkable trauma. Her "walkabout" is compelling, sad, funny and filled with a kind of abandon that made it impossible for me stop reading. Not a wasted word anywhere.
Haal
Mediocre at best
Although the quality of the writing at the beginning of this book was sufficient for me to buy it, I was left cold. It is a story of a middle-aged woman feeling despondent about the loss of a child (it's not clear how long in the past) and susequent one-time infidelity of her husband, who acts out by remaining away from home and engaging sexually with just about anybody in sight. Yes, some might be titillated by the frequent use of sexual terms, and I will admit that I like the author's style, but the book failed to go anywhere--It has no beginning, no crisis and a highly predictable outcome. If it were much longer than 268 pages, I'm certain I would not have finished this book. There are MANY books more worthy of one's time.
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