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Cheevey Paperback – 18 Jul 1996

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Product details

  • Paperback: 439 pages
  • Publisher: Sceptre (18 July 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340666323
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340666326
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 1.8 x 12.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,691,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Every family is unhappy in its own way. And the family of Claude Cheever - Cheevey, to his friends - is more unhappy than most. At age twenty, Cheevey lives in a house of ominous silence. Trapped in a passionless marriage, his parents barely talk. His older brother, tormented by old wounds, has removed himself to a world of drinking and brawling. And Cheevey's sister, married, with a young child, is trapped by her own anguished mind games. Only Cheevey seems to care that things aren't right - that no one connects anymore, that events seem to be spinning out of control. He tries hard to hold his family together, but when he meets Lauren, a young single mother, he suddenly must grapple with his own dilemmas of sex, love, and identity. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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By A Customer on 1 Sept. 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is a gripping story about a young man, Cheevey, growing up in a family that refuses to talk to eachother. The only person the family members speak to is Cheevey himself, so he becomes the one they all come to with their problems, they lean on him in emotionally difficult moments. As if this was not enough to take, he falls in love with his brother's ex-girlfriend, which brings even more complications into his already confused life. Then, one day his mother has news that will change all of their lives forever. I absolutely loved the book! I couldn't keep back the tears at the end of the story, which has such an unexpected outcome. If you liked "The Catcher in the Rye", you will love this one too.
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By A Customer on 23 Mar. 2000
Format: Paperback
Have no one else read this? It's the best book in the entired world, I don't have any words to describe it... Do read it, it's really amazing....
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Format: Paperback
I agree with the other reviews, this is a beautifully written book which has left me wanting more from this very talented author. Gerald DiPego writes about a dysfunctional family with Cheevey at it's center, trying to cope with being the go-between, whilst everything is falling apart around him. Cheevey is so very likeable and the characters and storyline feel very real and true. Almost every page makes you stop, think and wonder, about life and family life and it's struggles and complexity in particular. Mr. DiPego makes you care about his characters, you feel as though you know them, (or people like them.) He allows you to feel what they are going through, when Cheevey falls in love, he really falls, and the narrative is just so moving and passionate. Everything about this lovely book moves you, there is sweetness and joy, deep pain and heartache, and also much food for thought. I really didn't want to come to the end, as it will be hard to find another book quite as touching and engrossing as this one. It moved me to tears, for all it's pain and beauty, but it was well worth every minute of it!
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