Glass Boys

Glass Boys

A Novel

eBook - 2011
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With vivid and unflinching prose, Nicole Lundrigan has created a riveting and deeply human saga of the persistence of evil and the depths and limits of love. When Roy Trench is killed in a drunken prank gone wrong, his brother Lewis sees blood on the hands of the man responsible: the abusive alcoholic, Eli Fagan. Though the courts rule the death an accident, the event opens a seam of hate between the two families of Knife's Point, Newfoundland. Desperate to smother the painful past with love, Lewis marries Wilda, and the pleasure he takes in their two children — Melvin and Toby — recalls the happier days of his childhood with Roy. But as he watches his small family fracture, the darkness of the past begins to cloud the present, leading Lewis back to Eli Fagan — and his watchful stepson, Garrett Glass. In the style of Newfoundland literature, established by Michael Crummey and Lisa Moore, Glass Boys is the haunting story of an unforgivable crime that brings two families to the brink.
Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9781553657989
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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JudeLee Jul 22, 2016

A real page turner. Suspenseful and well-written. We need more from this author.

Nov 05, 2013

A night of drunkness, brings Lewis and his brother, Roy, in harm's way on the Fagan farm. The result, Roy's death is considered accidental. How will Lewis deal with this? Will he and the Fagan's ever be the same? Can love erase the marks of history imprinted on each of us? See where Lewis and his future meets to show how life has a funny way of showing itself. Enjoyed.

Jan 25, 2013

Very, very good book. Honestly the best I've read in a long while

Sep 08, 2012

My favourite aspect of this novel was "hearing" that lilting Newfoundland accent once again. The dialogue (not something I usually comment on) was saturated with it, and I loved it.

This is a difficult novel to rate. While it is very well-written, it contains dark matter that is so vaguely hinted at on the book jacket that I missed it - and was thus unprepared. As the novel unfolds, the reader quickly realizes that something very bad - something amoral - is going to happen. I found it difficult, as a reader, to continue reading through the build-up, knowing that at any moment I could turn the page and "the event" would happen. And I had to wait until very close of the end of the novel for that evil to erupt.

I therefore read the book with the intention of "Quick, get through it and get it finished" rather than with a sense of leisurely enjoyment - and this spoiled my reading experience a little.

However, it wouldn't be right to knock the book down a few points just because I found the content difficult to digest. It was, again, very well written. Author Nicole Lundrigan made the reading experience extra bittersweet because side-by-side with the darkness was a raw and beautiful family love. That juxtaposition was achingly poignant.

Jul 25, 2012

Disturbing story but well written and captivating

Oct 02, 2011

need more by this amazing canadian talent.felt like i was part of the entire book in one sitting.

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