domingo, 16 de abril de 2017

REVIEW: Eleanor - Jason Gurley // Broadway Books.

Synopsis:
On a foggy Oregon morning in 1963, Eleanor swims to Huffnagle Island and fail to return, abandoning her husband, Hob, and her daughter, Agnes. Decades later, Agnes has a family of her own: a husband and twins, Esmeralda and Eleanor, the latter named after her mother, who never came back. When Esmeralda dies in an accident, the family is mired in tragedy, and Eleanor struggles to help her parents move on. But, at fourteen, her own world has begun to blur at the edges. One day, on Huffnagle Island, Eleanor dives from a cliff -and never strikes the water. There, in a strange in-between place, she meet someone who knows her family's dark past, and unless she can navigate this timeless hinterland, Eleanor may never find her way home.


"His voice changes, his eyes soften, and he takes her hand and cradles it, as if he could somehow save her..."

                                                                     Eleanor- Jason Gurley





About the author

JASON GURLEY is the author of Greatfall, The Man Who Ended the World, and the fiction collection Deep Breath Hold Tight, among other works. His stories have appeared in the anthologies Loosed Upon the World and Help Fund My Robot Army!!! He was raised in Alaska and Texas, and now lives and writes in Portland, Oregon. Follow him on Instagram.



Commentary:

This book I liked although there is a lot of pain in it, it talks about the loss of a mother, about the death of a child, about how a family is destroyed and how a girl of only 14 years tries to have a family again .
As she must cope with the death of her sister and see that her mother blames it for what happened. At the same time a strange personage Mea intervenes who is obsessed with our little protagonist Eleanor and seeks to contact her because something inside her says she knows her as well as her relatives.

It is a book that you do not want to take off until you finish it, it keeps you in suspense and every page that you want to read more and more until you discover what the hell is happening. You can feel the pain of each character, as they face him in their own way.


Can eleanor regain her family?
What does this strange character want with her?
What relationship have with her family?




"She feels like a woman who has lived through the Depression, a woman who has watched her babies die, who is beaten down by circumstance and who succumbs to it, who doesn`t fight back, because why fight back? why would you ever fight back when it hurts so much less to just lie down?..
                                                                                  Eleanor- Jason Gurley.


Book specification:
Published in the United States by Broadway Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a
división of Penguin Random House LLC, New Yok.
Genre: Ficion-Fantasy
Price: U.S. $16.00/$22.00 CAN
Cover design: Michael Morris
Cover Photograph: Thais Lima De Sousa/EyeEm/Getty Images
Author photograph: Rodrigo Moyses
ISBN 978-1-101-90353-7
Also available as an ebook and on audio from Penguin Random House.

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"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."