Belmondo Style

Belmondo Style

by Adam Berlin

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BN ID: 2940014852432
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/08/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 275
File size: 321 KB

About the Author

Adam Berlin is the author of the novels Belmondo Style (St. Martin’s Press), which won The Publishing Triangle’s Ferro-Grumley award for best novel, and Headlock (Algonquin Books). His stories and poetry have appeared in numerous journals. Adam received his MFA from Brooklyn College and now teaches writing at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he co-edits J Journal: New Writing on Justice.

He is at work on a post 9/11 novel and a boxing novel.

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Belmondo Style 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine recommended this book, after the Publishing Triangle Award finalists were announced. I could not put this book down. While there is a gay theme that runs through this engrossing novel, it is most poignantly a coming of age story and the very delicate relationship between a father and son. Berlin doesn't seem to feel the need to make his characters likable so the effect is that they are more realistic, and their love for each other that much more real. I would never typically say this, but this book would make a great movie! I will definitely be reading this writer¿s other books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was happy to see that Belmondo Style is a finalist for The Publishing Triangle's 2005 Fiction Award. I read Adam Berlin's novel last summer and thought it a powerful book, one that has stayed in my head long after I finished it. An anti-gay hate crime is the catalyst for this moving novel between a live-for-the-moment father and his thoughtful sixteen-year-old son. These are fascinating characters with a bond that breaks easy father/son cliches. I hope the award nomination renews interest in this beautiful, layered novel.