Nevermore

Nevermore When Deputy Willy Bost arrives in the mysterious border town of San Rosa he does not know why he has been sent there or what he will find What he encounters gradually is an obscure network of priva

  • Title: Nevermore
  • Author: Marie Redonnet Jordan Stump
  • ISBN: 9780803289598
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Deputy Willy Bost arrives in the mysterious border town of San Rosa, he does not know why he has been sent there or what he will find What he encounters, gradually, is an obscure network of private and public relations tarnished by corruption, ambition, manipulation, and deceit Nothing is clear in the workings of this sinister city and no one, including Willy Bost,When Deputy Willy Bost arrives in the mysterious border town of San Rosa, he does not know why he has been sent there or what he will find What he encounters, gradually, is an obscure network of private and public relations tarnished by corruption, ambition, manipulation, and deceit Nothing is clear in the workings of this sinister city and no one, including Willy Bost, is altogether innocent Murder, bombings, deceptions, seductions all come to the fore in this spellbinding portrait of a society that seems both absurd and real Never is Marie Redonnet s fifth novel Her earlier novels display her talent for capturing the unique voices and personalities of isolated women Never reflects her equally great gift for portraying the workings and failures of whole societies.Born in Paris in 1947, Marie Redonnet taught for a number of years in a suburban lyc e before deciding to pursue a writing career full time Since her volume of poetry Le Mort Cie appeared in 1985, she has published five novels, a novella, short stories, and three dramatic works.

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    1. Marie Redonnet Jordan Stump

      Born in Paris in 1947, Redonnet taught for a number of years in a suburban lyc e before deciding to pursue a writing career full time Since her volume of poetry Le Mort Cie appeared in 1985, she has published four novels, a novella, numerous short stories, and three dramatic works.Redonnet s novels have been compared to those of Annie Ernaux, Alain Robbe Grillet, and Samuel Beckett She has since acknowledged the crucial influence which Beckett s work has had upon her literary work And yet she is also notably different from the great master of modern literature.

    551 thoughts on “Nevermore”

    1. Re-read July 2017: Immediately upon opening this book, Redonnet's icy clarity infects me. Nevermore is an abstracted noir composed of crystalline icons that clash and recompose their arrangements in a complicated mechanical ballet. (Maya says: each character is like a playing or tarot card, with certain predefined attributes and motives). It's true, but even so these card/icon/archetypes (see also, the game pieces of her early Death and Company) seem complete unto themselves and are familiar wit [...]


    2. Redonnet in noir mode is not unlike Redonnet in her triptych form. In particular, the setting of this novel reminded me of the final book of that cycle, Rose Mellie Rose. Her style here is basically the same as in the triptych, but the element of mystery is more focused. So too is her fixation on power dynamics both within society and between the sexes. She describes brutality in a clinical way that opens up space for reflection on the psychological significance of what is happening, rather than [...]


    3. A strange but haunting novel; almost a fantasy, with a lot of Big Brother thrown in. We are in a vaguely futuristic world in a vaguely west coast American setting, even though the book is translated from the French. But people are people and we have a lot of lovelorn, lonely, corrupt political and business types, all duplicitous and prone to suicide and murder. In fact, most of the main characters get knocked off along the way for reasons that aren't always clear to the reader. There is also a l [...]


    4. Basically a one-star crapola, but because I do like Marie Redonnet, and I do know she can do better, she gets two. What a waste of her time and mine. Infantile, juvenile, and sophomoric. Anyone wishing for lists of names, and notes on what she might put into a novel if she were to sit down to the lonely and arduous task of writing one, quick grab a copy of this book. After completing my reading now of five of these short works, I quit, as any book following the first three in her opening trilogy [...]


    5. I have a predilection for elegant and peculiar French novels in which almost nothing happens. But here is an elegant and peculiar French novel in which things happen non-stop. Events are reported in language as compressed and flat as a summary in TV Guide. “A frenetic erotic thriler” said the Times Literary Supplement, which is true, but also totally misses the point. It’d be more true to say: “A frenetic erotic thriller totally uninterested in being a frenetic erotic thriller.”As odd [...]


    6. I really enjoyed this book. It's very short so a quick read. It's got a Noir/David Lynch vibe. This book will also make you blush. It's got a little naughty side with an untidy ending.



    7. I love Marie Redonnet's vibe. Her style is so unique, and the way she vibrates her similar lines against each other, looping and mutating, is so effective. This is another great work, but it never quite rises to the level of her absolutely sublime _Rose Mellie Rose_, nor even quite to the other two novels in that brilliant triptych, _Hotel Splendid_ and _Forever Valley_. There remain some lovely stretches here, but I think the mix of plot and prose isn't quite the perfect mix she had in those th [...]


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