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The Memory of Running - Ron McLarty
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Ron McLarty has joined the ranks of writers of the quirky hero with The Memory of Running. His hero, Smithy Ide, is in the grand tradition of Ignatius J. Reilly of A Confederacy of Dunces and Quoyle of The Shipping News. What these gentlemen have in common is their lumpen-loser looks, their outsider status and their general befuddlement about the way the world works and their place in it. Smithy rises above them because of his self-effacing nature, his great capacity for love, his inability to show it and his endless willingness to forgive. Smithy is a 279-pound, hard-drinking, chain-smoking, 43-year-old misfit who works in a G.I. Joe factory putting arms and legs on the action heroes. (How did McLarty come up with that?) He is also the most beguiling anti-hero to come into view in a long, long time. McLarty, an award-winning actor and playwright best known for his many appearances on TV in Law & Order, Sex and the City, The Practice, and Judging Amy, has added another star to his creative crown with this novel. The first sentence of the book is: "My parents' Ford station wagon hit a concrete divider on U.S. 95 outside Biddeford, Maine, in August 1990." This tragic accident eventually claims both their lives. It is on the day of their funeral that Smithy finds a letter to his father about Bethany, his beloved and deeply troubled sister, stating that, "Bethany Ide, 51, died from complications of exposure... and she h contemporary,humor,literary,literature and fiction,mystery thriller and suspense,psychological thrillers,thrillers Thrillers, Penguin Books

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Every decade seems to produce a novel that captures the publicas imagination with a story that sweeps readers up and takes them on a thrilling, unforgettable ride. Ron McLartyas "The Memory of Running" is this decadeas novel. By all accounts, especially his own, Smithson aSmithya Ide is a loser. An overweight, friendless, chain-smoking, forty-three-year-old drunk, Smithyas life becomes completely unhinged when he loses his parents and long-lost sister within the span of one week. Rolling down the driveway of his parentsa house in Rhode Island on his old Raleigh bicycle to escape his grief, the emotionally bereft Smithy embarks on an epic, hilarious, luminous, and extraordinary journey of discovery and redemption. aSmithy is an American original, worthy of a place on the shelf just below your Hucks, your Holdens, your Yossarians.a aStephen King aEndearing . . . itas a ride worth taking.a a"USA Today" aIn "The Memory of Running," professional actor and long aspiring novelist Ron McLarty has invented a character so fully and elegantly defined that the book soars with originality and life.a a"San Francisco Chronicle" aCaptivating . . . McLarty unspools passage after passage of devastating grace and melancholy, and his taciturn hero hooks himself to your heart.a a"Entertainment Weekly" The Memory of Running McLarty, Ron, Penguin Books

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Working as a quality control inspector at a toy factory in Rhode Island, friendless alcoholic Smithy Ide considers himself a loser until a tragic event prompts him to set off on an epic cross-country bicycle journey that promises him a final chance to become the man he has always wanted to be. Reader´s Guide included. Reprint. The Memory of Running Buch (fremdspr.) Bücher>Fremdsprachige Bücher>Englische Bücher, Penguin Books Ltd

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The Memory of Running
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McLarty, Ron

Titel:

The Memory of Running

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0143036688

McLarty pens the story of Smithson Ide, a 43-year-old, 279-pound supervisor at a GI Joe factory, who begins a cross-country journey on his old Raleigh bicycle to retrieve the body of his beautiful, mentally disturbed sister.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780143036685
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0143036688
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Erscheinungsjahr: 2006
Herausgeber: PENGUIN
358 Seiten
Gewicht: 0,282 kg
Sprache: eng/Englisch

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