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Red the Fiend : American Literature (Dalkey Archive) - Gilbert Sorrentino

Red the Fiend

American Literature (Dalkey Archive)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2006
ISBN: 9781564784520
Number Of Pages: 213
For Ages: 22+ years old

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A recasting of Sorrentino's Aberration of Starlight, this is the story of how a child becomes a monster: of how Red the boy becomes Red the Fiend. With an absent father who turns up only to drunkenly berate his son, and a grandmother whose aggression crescendos to a daily beating, Red can only escape by turning his hatred outward, by being as cruel and bitter as his young life has been. Employing direct, elegant sentences, while retaining his characteristic formal inventiveness, Sorrentino evokes this unyieldingly grim Brooklyn boyhood, describing close, familial conflicts that deepen and widen to reflect the hardships of Depression-era life.

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ISBN: 9781564784520
ISBN-10: 1564784525
Series: American Literature (Dalkey Archive)
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 213
Published: 1st October 2006
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3

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