Kingdom of the Young

  • Title: Kingdom of the Young
  • Author: Edie Meidav
  • ISBN: 9781941411414
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback
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    Free Read Kingdom of the Young - by Edie Meidav - Kingdom of the Young, Kingdom of the Young Ambitious original deliciously philosophical Kingdom of the Young invites comparison to the cr nicas of Clarice Lispector and the fabulas of Italo Calvino Carolyn Cooke author of Daughters of the R

    • Free Read Kingdom of the Young - by Edie Meidav
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    About Edie Meidav


    1. About KINGDOM OF THE YOUNG, Kirkus in a starred review calls it a penetrating collection that glides among an impressive breadth of storytelling modes with warmth and easy brilliance Called an American original by The Daily Beast, Edie Meidav is also the author of LOLA, CALIFORNIA FSG , CRAWL SPACE FSG , and THE FAR FIELD A NOVEL OF CEYLON Winner of a Lannan Fellowship, a Howard Fellowship, the Kafka Prize for Fiction by an American Woman, the Bard Fiction Prize, her books called editorial picks by multiple newspapers, she teaches in the UMass Amherst MFA.Find her on Twitter lolacalifornia and on Instagram ediemeidav


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    1. This is my first exposure to Meidav, so I m not able to tell whether this collection of mostly monologues is similar to what she does in her novels or not I struggled a little bit with the first grouping of stories here the book breaks the stories into three groups where the lyricism and dislocations that these voices bear puzzled me But by the second grouping, which are longer and grounded, I started thinking of these as almost Grace Paley stories, where each possessed certain strange phrases [...]

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    2. Although the style is poetic and sometimes dense, these stories carry you along and bring joy through their virtuosity, even when the plots are sad A few stories proceed along conventional lines But the reader often comes across an observation of such brilliant cynicism that it lights up the whole story, such as a discussion of how nursing homes choose their leisure activities what did people really need in the end of their days beyond pleasant activities such as you find in any smart minded Mo [...]

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    3. I won this in a book giveaway by Sarabande Books, so I figured the least I could do was provide a review.I really liked this collection Having never heard of Edie Meidav nor Sarabande before, I wasn t quite sure what to expect, but Meidav has got an amazing voice Some of the phrasing, characters, and philosophies just smack you in the face and make you want to cry I wasn t crazy about every page and every story some of the writing dragged on or maybe felt like it didn t fit any but it was well w [...]

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    4. Beautiful All of it, just beautiful.

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