August And Then Some

Author: David Prete
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  • : $25.00(AUD)
  • : 9780007438792
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : Fourth Estate Ltd
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  • : December 2011
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 24.99
  • : April 2012
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  • : David Prete
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  • : Paperback
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  • : English
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Description

A gripping literary novel from a striking new voice in American fiction. New York City. By day, JT Savage is a labourer on the Upper East Side; by night an insomniac in an East Village tenement. His had been a superficially normal childhood in Yonkers, New York; a time of beers by the river, of working in his friend's father's garage, of studying to go to college. Then, one night, everything changed. 'August and then some' is a taut and gripping family drama, in which horrifying secrets kept between father and daughter, and mother and son, explode during one tragic night. Set over the course of two summers, it is a novel of revenge and the difficulty of repentance and forgiveness. Jaggedly beautiful and intensely realised, tightly plotted yet expansive, this debut novel is the coming-of-age of a striking new voice in American fiction.

Reviews

'David Prete is scary good. He is a heartbreaking talent, born to this line of work, our very own Bronx Chekhov.' Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of 'Eat, Pray, Love' 'Electrifying ! August And Then Some weaves a raw and tantalising tale of revenge and repentance, played out when a Pandora's box of family secrets implodes' Sunday Herald

Author description

David Prete is an actor, voice coach and writer of Say It to My Face, published in 2004. He lives in New York.