At Home with the Glynns: The Personal History, Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy (Continued)

At Home with the Glynns: The Personal History, Experiences and Observations of Peter Leroy (Continued)

by Eric Kraft
     
 

In At Home with the Glynns, Peter Leroy again sets off down memory lane through his boyhood Babbington, Long Island. This time Peter tells of his relationship with the remarkable Glynn family: Andy the artist, Rosetta, his wife, and poet, and the enchanting "twins", Margot and Martha, who entice young Peter into their bed one moonlit evening.... and many

Overview

In At Home with the Glynns, Peter Leroy again sets off down memory lane through his boyhood Babbington, Long Island. This time Peter tells of his relationship with the remarkable Glynn family: Andy the artist, Rosetta, his wife, and poet, and the enchanting "twins", Margot and Martha, who entice young Peter into their bed one moonlit evening.... and many evenings following. As it usual with Peter's recollections, we are never certains where memory ends and imagination begins—but we are certain that we are reading the world of a brilliant storyteller who combines wry humor, nostalgia, satire, and dazzling invention.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A daring tour de force.. Mr. Kraft's cunning novel is really a children's book (like say, The Catcher in the Rye) for adults, which I mean as unequivocal praise. There is nothing more serious, after all than the playful, given full play." —Jonathan Baumbach, The New York Times Book Review

"The comedy of At Home with the Glynns comes equally from the boyhood tale, which cheerfully flouts all the literary laws of childhood innocence, and from the adult narrative voice in which it is slyly recounted.. The novel celebrates the savor of memory for the sophisticated palate." —The Boston Sunday Globe

"A witty and wildly digressive epistemological examination in the form of a childhood reminiscence." —The New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312142797
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
04/15/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Eric Kraft's other books include Little Follies, Where Do You Stop?, What A Piece of Work I Am, Herb 'n' Lorna, and Reservations Recommended, all published in paperback by Picador USA. His books are available in an interactive version, The Complete Peter Leroy (so far) from Voyager. He lives with his wife on Long Island, New York.

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