Duplex author Kathryn Davis summary æ 108

summary Duplex author Kathryn Davis

Duplex author Kathryn Davis summary æ 108 · Mary and Eddie are meant for each other—but love is no guarantee not in these suburbs Like all children they exist in an eternal present; time is imminent and the adults of the street live in their assorted houses like numbers on a clock Meanwhile ominous rumors circulate and the increasing agiMary and Eddie are meant for each other but love is no guarantee not in these suburbs Like all children they exist in an eternal present; time is imminent and the adults of the street live in their assorted houses like numbers on a clock Meanwhile ominous rumors circulate and the increasing agitation of. A big wow for Kathryn Davis' new book I was lucky enough to get my hands on a galley and as soon as I picked it up I read straight through to the end and then began all over again In less than 200 pages Davis has managed to create a world that feels almost familiar but utterly strange and even unsettling in a good way She layers suburban love story myth fairy tale and a dose of sci fi distopia into a kaleidoscopic story that kept me slightly off kilter and off balance wondering always how the world would shift next The cover of my copy says Once you enter the duplex—that magical hinge between past and future human and robot space and time—there's no telling where you might come out Her sentences are gorgeous How about this It was a late afternoon in the month of October—the Column of the Year as the robots called it the month's thick almost substantive yellow light holding the rest of the year aloft above darkness lapping at its feet I couldn't stop underlining Her transitions between inner and outer worlds amazing I'd be reading along not realizing I had slipped inside some character's thoughts until I was shocked back into the outer world by the roar of an engine or the wag or a dog's tail I wish I were a good enough writer to do justice to this wonderful book to get everyone to pick it up and get lost inside it like I did I can say in many ways it reminded me of another Graywolf Press favorite City of Bohane by Kevin Barry minus the brutality and the Irish lilt It's the kind of book that makes reading fun completely unpredictable sweeping you off your feet into a world all its own Rush right out and get it when it comes out in early September

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The neighbors points to a future in which all will be lost Soon a sorcerer's car will speed down Mary's street and as past and future fold into each other the resonant parenthesis of her girlhood will close forever Beyond is adulthood a world of robots and sorcerers slaves and masters bodies without so. I'd rate this 25 starsHave you ever woken up from a dream and wondered What just happenedDreams at least mine rarely follow linear patterns—there's a little reality mixed in with people from different aspects of my life usually with a healthy dose of psychedelia for good measure If you've ever wondered whether you can justifiably be angry at someone for what they did to you in a dream try explaining to a person you're mad at them for borrowing your car and parking it in the refrigerator and see how they reactReading Kathryn Davis' Duplex was a lot like walking into the middle of someone else's really bizarre dream It's interesting and dizzyingly creative and Davis' storytelling ability was pretty magical and psychedelic throughout It's less a novel and a collection of interconnected short stories that take place at different times but they feature the same characters—a powerful and seductive sorcerer; Miss Vicks an elementary school teacher who is in love with the sorcerer; a family of robots who don't always appear human to other people; and Mary and Eddie childhood sweethearts whose lives are forever changed by the strangeness around themIf you're a fan of dreamy fantastical fiction that doesn't uite flow in a typical way where the plot doesn't uite jell and it's hard to pin down exactly what the book is about then Duplex may be for you While I enjoy some fantasy and nontraditional fiction this book was a little too out there for me but Davis is a very compelling writer so while I was a bit confused and wondered what it all meant I was still dazzled from time to time by her use of language and evocative imageryVery intriguing but it's a book you have to work through

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Duplex author Kathryn DavUls In Duplex Kathryn Davis whom the Chicago Tribune has called one of the most inventive novelists at work today has created a coming of age story like no other Once you enter the duplex that magical hinge between past and future human and robot space and time there's no telling where you might come ou. 25 stars Too willfully lazily obliue to be enjoyable I can appreciate a book that defies comprehension refuses to connect the dots or otherwise demands significant heavy lifting from the reader Genet and Jarman have taught us all that excrutiating or downright illegible works can still be epiphanaic for the readerviewer But there has to be some sense in the writing that the great imponderable something just beyond my readerly reach is worth actually reaching out for I didn't get that feeling here I didn't even get the feeling that there WAS anything there or that it was in reach of anybody Davis herself included Sure there was something obliue being said about mythology and storytelling and how our culture only knows how to raise little girls to become fucked up little women but it's all been said before better clearly with less threads left abandoned and with a hell of a lot less pussyfooting around