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Aberration of Starlight
Aberration of Starlight | Gilbert Sorrentino
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Set at a boardinghouse in rural New Jersey in the summer of 1939, this novel revolves around four people who experience the comedies, torments and rare pleasures of family, romance and sex while on vacation from Brooklyn and the Depression. Billy Recco, an eager ten-year-old in search of a father... Marie Recco, nee McGrath, an attractive divorcee caught between her son and father, without a life of her own... John McGrath, dignified in manner yet brutally soured by life, insanely fearful of his daughter's restlessness... Tom Thebus, a rakish salesman who precipitates the conflict between Marie's hopes and her father's wrath. What emerges is a sure understanding of four people who are occasionally ridiculous, but whose integrity and good intentions are consistently, and tragically, frustrated. Combining humor and feeling, balancing the details and the rhythms of experience, Aberration of Starlight re-creates a time and a place as it captures the sadness and value of four lives. First published by Random House in 1980, it is widely considered one of Sorrentino's finest novels.
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Aberration of Starlight | Gilbert Sorrentino
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Hi #GroupT. Looking forward to getting to know you. Here are some of my potential choices. Do any repel you? Do any really call out to you? Have you already read any of these? 1. Aberration of Starlight-rural NJ boarding house 1939; 2. Tenants of Moonbloom-loser works for his slumlord brother NYC; 3. Mother‘s Boys-family drama involving mothers and their sons; 4. Rabbits for Food-life in a psych ward; 5. Daniel Stein, Interpreter- (see below)

arubabookwoman 5. Cont‘d Jewish Holocaust survivor becomes a priest, emigrates to Israel. @Shadowfat @DarcysMom @leslieseidel 2mo
DarcysMom They all look interesting! I am going to get my books up later tonight or tomorrow. 😁 2mo
leslieseidel I vote for Rabbits for Food but they all look interesting. 2mo
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