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by Larry Duberstein

  • Author: Larry Duberstein
  • ISBN: 0932966837
  • ISBN13: 978-0932966834
  • ePub: 1724 kb | FB2: 1124 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: United States
  • Publisher: Permanent Press; First Edition edition (June 1, 1988)
  • Pages: 273
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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Carnovsky's Retreat ePub download

My uncle Oscar Carnovsky, my mother’s brother, died last July even though we had planned a trip to Saratoga Springs in August, he and I, to see some racing

to my father, with love. My uncle Oscar Carnovsky, my mother’s brother, died last July even though we had planned a trip to Saratoga Springs in August, he and I, to see some racing. Nothing could have been more unlikely, more out of character for Oscar than to miss a day at the races, except perhaps for the dying itself. I cancelled my half of the trip too; it was the thought of the racetrack without him, any racetrack, that made me realize how much I cared for Oscar, and how much I would miss him.

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Oscar Carnovsky, a respectable (yet hardly distinguished) middle-aged .

Oscar Carnovsky, a respectable (yet hardly distinguished) middle-aged man, leaves for work i. He has done it precisely this way five thousand times. This particular morning, however, he waves from the corner and is not seen again, nor is he heard from, for years.

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Carnovsky's Retreat book. There will be more here soon on Larry Duberstein's extraordinary new novel Five Bullets, forthcoming in November. Mr. Duberstein is the author of 9 previous volumes of fiction, including The Marriage Hearse (New York Times New & Noteworthy), Carnovsky's Retreat (New American Writing Award), The Alibi Breakfast (Publishers Weekly starred notice), The Handsome Sailor (New York Times Notable Book There will be more here soon on Larry Duberstein's extraordinary new novel Five Bullets

1988) A novel by Larry Duberstein

1988) A novel by Larry Duberstein.

Carnovsky's Retreat: A Novel. A midsummer morning, Brooklyn, 1955

Carnovsky's Retreat: A Novel. This particular morning, however, he waves from the corner and is not seen again, nor is he heard from, for years

A midsummer morning, Brooklyn, 1955  .

A midsummer morning, Brooklyn, 1955. The other day I read a novel that was so good, such a delight, that I want to wish it on everyone who reads. It is a wonderful story of New York and the 50's.

The other day I read a novel that was so good, such a delight, that I want to wish it on everyone who reads. I would have enjoyed The Bonfire of the Vanities a lot more if I hadn't just read Carnovsky's Retreat. Tom Wolfe is very, very good. Larry Duberstein is wonderful. - San Francisco Examiner.

Oscar Carnovsky is a Brooklyn beer distributor in his late 40s whose only real vice is playing the ponies a little too hard and often. He and lovely but frigid wife Tanya have no children, but Oscar has a number of nieces and nephews whom he adores. And one day, in 1955, Oscar simply walks down to the comer and keeps on walking.

A midsummer morning, Brooklyn, 1955. Oscar Carnovsky, a respectable (yet hardly distinguished) middle-aged man, leaves for work in the unusual fashion: takes his share of the morning paper, kisses his wife goodbye, and waves back as he turns the corner of Linden Boulevard. He has done it precisely this way five thousand times.This particular morning, however, he waves from the corner and is not seen again, nor is he heard from, for years. Decades later (at Oscar's funeral) his daybooks come to light -- a record of the missing years and of his life as The Invisible Mensch. This unremarkable man will soon become an unforgettable character as you accompany him on his flight through the 1950s in a highly original second novel from Larry Duberstein, whose earlier work, The Marriage Hearse, was hailed by the critics.