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Product details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd (1 Aug. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846274990
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846274992
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,195,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A masterpiece of winter sorrow... Slouka's real triumph here is capturing the amber of grief, the way love and time have crystallized these memories into something just as gorgeous as it is devastating. --Ron Charles

It's a gripping, gritty narrative of teenage rebellion in equal parts Bruce Springsteen and Alan Sillitoe, though Slouka's talent is the ability to suggest the dark undertow of suburbia through an immaculately chosen images and simple clarity of phrase. --Guardian

Told in minimalist prose, Brewster is a quietly potent coming-of-age novel. --The Sunday Times

About the Author

MARK SLOUKA is the author of a collection of stories, Lost Lake (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1998); two novels, God's Fool (named as one of the San Francisco Chronicle's and the Washington Post's Books of the Year in 2002), and The Visible World (British Book Award Finalist and one of the Chicago Tribune's Books of the Year in 2007); and a collection of essays, Essays from the Nick of Time (winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Speilvogel Award for 2010). Three of his essays have been have been selected for inclusion in The Best American Essays (1999, 2000, and 2004), and two of his short stories have been selected for The Best American Short Stories (2006 and 2011) as well as the PEN/O. Henry Award (2011 and 2012). Mark is a contributing editor at Harper's, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005, and currently lives in upstate New York.


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By sj on 11 Mar. 2014
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One of my favourite books ever. I couldn't stop thinking about it for weeks. The characters are very real, the story is engrossing, I can't find fault with Brewster and can only sing it's praises. I've recommended it to friends who are dear to me.
READ IT and see. You will love it too.
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This is the third novel by the writer I have read, each being different. It is a harrowing and in many ways shocking story with the very occasional element of humour, and no redemption comes at the end. Yet due to masterful writing it was a pleasure for me to read it. Unlike Visible World, which is set in Europe and has a European feel, this novel is very American and so it helps if you are tuned to novels set in small-town environment in the US.
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Another American growing into adulthood story with a twist you could see coming. The denouement was a little dues ex machina. A good read all the same.
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