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Book Title: Blue River|
The author of the book: Ethan Canin
Edition: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Date of issue: October 1st 1998
ISBN 13: 9780747539933
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 573 KB
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Reader ratings: 5.1
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This is a story of the relationship between two brothers.
When he was younger, Edward looked up to his brother, Lawrence. Years pass and Lawrence, who was six years older than Edward, leaves home and doesn't stay in communication with the family.
One day, he shows up at Edward's door. It's been fifteen years since Edward saw his brother. Currently, Edward is a successful eye-surgeon and Lawrence is an out of work card dealer.
Lawrence acts crazy in front of Edward's five year old son, Jonathan. This wins Jonathan over but Edward is skeptical. Then, Lawrence asks if he can stay longer. Edward refuses and gives him some money. Then drives him to the bus station and watches him leave.
Perhaps, Edward thought about his brother but in the next section of the novel, he tells of the younger days between the brothers.
Nothing happens in this book. Edward is a passive, sermonizing character and Lawrence is a Machiavelliian, out for whatever thrill he can get.
The novel has had mixed reviews. I continued to read, expecting the story to improve but it didn't.
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Read information about the authorHighly regarded as both a novelist and a short story writer, Ethan Canin has ranged in his career from the "breathtaking" short stories of Emperor of the Air to the "stunning" novellas of The Palace Thief, from the "wise and beautiful" short novel Carry Me Across the Water to the "epic" America America. His short stories, which have been the basis for four Hollywood movies, have appeared in a wide range of magazines, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Paris Review, and Granta, and have been selected for many prize anthologies.
The son of a musician and a public-school art teacher, he spent his childhood in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and California before attending Stanford University, the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and then Harvard Medical School. He subsequently gave up a career in medicine to write and teach, and is now F. Wendell Miller Professor of English at his alma mater, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he has been privileged to teach a great number of talented new writers. In his spare time he is very slowly remodeling two old houses, one in the woods of northern Michigan and the other in Iowa City, where he lives with his wife, their three children, and four chickens.
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