The Astral

The Astral

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The Astral by Kate Christensen, Donald Corren

The Astral is a huge rose-colored old pile of an apartment building in the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For decades it was the happy home (or so he thought) of poet Harry Quirk and his wife, Luz, a nurse, and of their two children: Karina, now a fervent Freegan, and Hector, now in the clutches of a cultish Christian community. But Luz has found (and destroyed) some poems of Harry's that ignite her long-simmering suspicions of infidelity, and he's been summarily kicked out. He now has to reckon with the consequences of his literary, marital, financial, and parental failures, (and perhaps others) and find his way forward - and back into Luz's good graces.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611203462
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 06/14/2011
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 5.56(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kate Christensen is the author of five previous novels, most recently Trouble. The Great Man won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. She has written reviews and essays for numerous publica­tions, most recently the New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Tin House, Elle, and Open City. She lives in New York City.

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The Astral 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
casaybel More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The author's fresh, snappy dialogue kept me laughing. Harry is such a character! I felt like I lived with all these people. The ending is abrupt, but expected. Would love to discuss this book with others, and definitely want to read more from this author.
BookHounds More than 1 year ago
Harry Quirk has just been thrown out of his apartment (The Astral building) by his wife, Luz, when she suspects him of writing poems for another women, her best friend, Marion. Harry doesn't understand what happened and seems more confused than anything about his impending divorce. The author does a wonderful job relating this divorce through a man's point of view. Harry seems lost and his two children (also outsiders) don't really know how to deal with him. Their conflict with Harry doesn't seem to add to the story, but do offer an offbeat tangent that I liked. Harry does start a new relationship which, to me, seems like he is trying to pick right up where the last one left off. If you are looking for a good book where Brooklyn plays a starring role, then this one about divorce from a male perspective should be just what you are looking for.
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In a secluded corner is the medicine den.
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"Yuma!" Tori says
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"Hi!" Yuma says.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Packs up her supplies and leaves.