MacGregor Tells the World
Wydanie: 2008 r.
Dostępność: aktualnie niedostępny
The highly acclaimed author of Stop That Girl delivers a masterfully plotted debut novelat once a mystery of identity, sly literary satire, and coming-of age storycapturing a young mans impossible and heroic first love.Twenty-two-year-old MacGregor West, orphaned as a boy, is on a quest: to understand the circumstances of his mothers untimely death. On a foggy San Francisco evening, guided by an old stack of envelopes, Mac finds himself at the mansion of cultural icon Charles Ware, where he encounters the writers beautiful and enigmatic daughter, Carolyn, trapped in a fold-up bed. Upon freeing her, Mac plunges headlong into the world of the eccentric Ware family and a love affair with a woman whose murky history may be closely linked to his own.MacGregor Tells the World is a poignant and often hilarious ride through present-day San Francisco, a city brimming with memorable characters who help Mac discover just what story is his to tell.Praise for Elizabeth McKenzies Stop That GirlElizabeth McKenzie is an accomplished humorist and a developed stylist, and she wastes no time dazzling the reader with her clean direct language, her simple but searing use of metaphor and her unflinching eye.The New York Times Book ReviewSingle-handedly reinvigorate[s] the coming-of-age genre. . . . Here is a writer to watch, and a book to breeze through with glee.San Francisco ChronicleFrom the Trade Paperback edition.