- Published: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2008.
- Year Published: 2008
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 191 p.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- 9781934137123 (pbk.)
- 193413712X (pbk.)
- Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction.
- Identity (Psychology) in old age -- Fiction.
- Dementia -- Fiction. -- Patients
- Psychological fiction.
Recently Listed On
identity fiction family reflections life pulitzer pulitzer prize for fiction winner ala notable book 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner reflections dying Pulitzer for fiction paul harding death
Login to add tags
There are currently 8 available
Where To Find It
Call number: Fiction / Harding, Paul
Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult
Reviews & Summaries
Some of the comments here claim this book is undeserving of the Pulitzer. I am curious if they were reading the same book as I was. I found the writing beautiful and captivating. The scenes, especially between father and son, made me grip the pages with tension, and even stop for a moment to exhale while contemplating what I just read. The clock references while seemingly out of place actually provide an interesting side narrative. I look forward to the next work by Harding.
This novel is NOT rambling. It can be challenging to get into at the beginning because the author flows through different perspectives and because some of it is written in stream of consciousness. The main character is hallucinating after all! There are passages so beautiful that I had to read them aloud to those around me. After the half-way point I was completely engrossed. Wonderful writing.
Can't believe this rambling novel won the Pulitzer Prize.
Pultizer prize? Really? This book is more like random ramblings and life story of a person I don't
Login to write a review of your own.