- Title: Labrador
- Author: Kathryn Davis
- ISBN: 9780618075423
- Page: 144
- Format: Paperback
A New York Times Notable Book and the winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction, Kathryn Davis s dazzling first novel Kirkus Reviews transforms a literary commonplace a young girl s transition from childhood to adulthood into a brilliantly original story Belles Lettres In LABRADOR, Davis conjures two unforgettable sisters Willie, the elder, is bA New York Times Notable Book and the winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction, Kathryn Davis s dazzling first novel Kirkus Reviews transforms a literary commonplace a young girl s transition from childhood to adulthood into a brilliantly original story Belles Lettres In LABRADOR, Davis conjures two unforgettable sisters Willie, the elder, is beautiful and wayward Kitty, the younger, is a loner whose only means of escaping the bewitching influence of her sister is to follow her grandfather to his home in Labrador, where she cannot avoid confronting the demons that haunt her A tale of two sisters and the ambiguous, sometimes destructive ties that bind them, LABRADOR is a tender meditation on love, its joys, its limitations, and its hidden bitterness.
Recent Comments "Labrador"
shes so good i could swear she was canadian
This book is that rare thing, where I am captivated by it, desperately working my way to the end so I know every nuance, every line, every deep, dark secret. And yet, I also resist finishing it because it means that I am no longer reading it. The first read can never be revisited. I must stretch and contract the process simultaneously, watching as my internal pendulum swings.Enchanting, disturbing, LABRADOR is everything that makes Davis so belovedly, blastedly annoying: her unworldly writerly s [...]
well, i can't say that i understand the book i just read, but i enjoyed the reading of it so thoroughly that i slowed down as i got near the end so i could savor it, and i immediately re-read entire sections of it when i was done, AND found that whenever i lost my place reading on the train i took as much pleasure in reading random sentences out of order as i did reading them in their proper order. the writing is that good. the language! delicious and sensual and urgent and strange, while utterl [...]
This is a lyrical novel about a girl in New Hampshire and her family, especially her older sister whom she adores. It's sort of a love letter to her sister, and it has an angel and a missing grandfather and a man-eating polar bear, and other various magical elements. Sentence by sentence is is quite extraordinary, but it has no interest in narrative causality, and too much of the novel (I think intentionally) makes no sense, either rational or magical.
My only experience with Davis being the delightfully bizarre Duplex, I was initially disappointed that the story resolved into a somewhat straightforward narrative about two sisters. However, I found it to be an accurate portrayal of the torture of being a younger sister. I can't wait to see what my little sister thinks of the book.
almost like poetry. I love the blur between magic and reality
odd tale of childhood
Memorable for what happened to Grandpa when he went out to greet the polar bears!
Picked this up out of a box of books left outside on Fire Island. It's simply amazing.
Spec Coll: PS3554 .A934924 L3 1990 Also listed for stacks but no call number!
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