Set at a boardinghouse in rural New Jersey in the summer of 1939, this novel revolves around four people who experience the comedies, torments, and rare pleasures of family, romance, and sex while on vacation from Brooklyn and the Depression. As the novel's perspective shifts to each of the four primary characters, four discrete stories take form, stories that Sorrentino further enriches by using a variety of literary methods--fantasies, letters, a narrative question-and-answer, fragments of dialogue and memory. Combining humor and feeling, balancing the details and the rhythms of experience, Aberration of Starlight re-creates a time and a place as it captures the sadness and value of four lives.
"Lively with narrative ingenuity-yet right to the heart of ordinary life."
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 20th May 1982
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0 x 1.9
Edition Type: New edition