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characters Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¸ Kathryn Davis Uls In Duplex Kathryn Davis whom the Chicago Tribune has called one of the most inventive novelists at work today has created a coming of age story like no other Once you enter the duplex that magical hinge between past and future human and robot space and time there's no telling where you might come ou. Whoa Disorienting and compelling with language that's beautiful and off putting all at once Defies description because I'm not Kathryn Davis In a nutshell it centres on lives on a street of duplexes and sycas at some undefined time which seems like the 1950s or 1960s but your understanding of what surrounds the participants keeps being augmented by oddities the robots who live in some of the houses the sound of raptors in the sky scows overhead the sorcerer Body without Soul who speeds down the street in his silver car Time and space fold and do strange things a child is 'born' from a Yellow Bear and has a port in the side of her head a teacher rides away on a pony I'm not entirely sure what I just read but can't stop thinking about it It says interesting things about girls' lives and storytelling and how we adapt and what jars us and all kinds of other things I want to get my own copy so I can go back

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Duplex author Kathryn Davis characters ì 107 ð Mary and Eddie are meant for each other—but love is no guarantee not in these suburbs Like all children they exist in an eternal present; time is imminent and the adults of the street live in their assorted houses like numbers on a clock Meanwhile ominous rumors circulate and the increasi Mary and Eddie are meant for each other but love is no guarantee not in these suburbs Like all children they exist in an eternal present; time is imminent and the adults of the street live in their assorted houses like numbers on a clock Meanwhile ominous rumors circulate and the increasing agitation of. A big wow for Kathryn Davis' new book I was lucky enough to get my hands on a galley and as soon as I picked it up I read straight through to the end and then began all over again In less than 200 pages Davis has managed to create a world that feels almost familiar but utterly strange and even unsettling in a good way She layers suburban love story myth fairy tale and a dose of sci fi distopia into a kaleidoscopic story that kept me slightly off kilter and off balance wondering always how the world would shift next The cover of my copy says Once you enter the duplex—that magical hinge between past and future human and robot space and time—there's no telling where you might come out Her sentences are gorgeous How about this It was a late afternoon in the month of October—the Column of the Year as the robots called it the month's thick almost substantive yellow light holding the rest of the year aloft above darkness lapping at its feet I couldn't stop underlining Her transitions between inner and outer worlds amazing I'd be reading along not realizing I had slipped inside some character's thoughts until I was shocked back into the outer world by the roar of an engine or the wag or a dog's tail I wish I were a good enough writer to do justice to this wonderful book to get everyone to pick it up and get lost inside it like I did I can say in many ways it reminded me of another Graywolf Press favorite City of Bohane by Kevin Barry minus the brutality and the Irish lilt It's the kind of book that makes reading fun completely unpredictable sweeping you off your feet into a world all its own Rush right out and get it when it comes out in early September

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Duplex author Kathryn DavThe neighbors points to a future in which all will be lost Soon a sorcerer's car will speed down Mary's street and as past and future fold into each other the resonant parenthesis of her girlhood will close forever Beyond is adulthood a world of robots and sorcerers slaves and masters bodies without so. I'd rate this 25 starsHave you ever woken up from a dream and wondered What just happenedDreams at least mine rarely follow linear patterns—there's a little reality mixed in with people from different aspects of my life usually with a healthy dose of psychedelia for good measure If you've ever wondered whether you can justifiably be angry at someone for what they did to you in a dream try explaining to a person you're mad at them for borrowing your car and parking it in the refrigerator and see how they reactReading Kathryn Davis' Duplex was a lot like walking into the middle of someone else's really bizarre dream It's interesting and dizzyingly creative and Davis' storytelling ability was pretty magical and psychedelic throughout It's less a novel and a collection of interconnected short stories that take place at different times but they feature the same characters—a powerful and seductive sorcerer; Miss Vicks an elementary school teacher who is in love with the sorcerer; a family of robots who don't always appear human to other people; and Mary and Eddie childhood sweethearts whose lives are forever changed by the strangeness around themIf you're a fan of dreamy fantastical fiction that doesn't uite flow in a typical way where the plot doesn't uite jell and it's hard to pin down exactly what the book is about then Duplex may be for you While I enjoy some fantasy and nontraditional fiction this book was a little too out there for me but Davis is a very compelling writer so while I was a bit confused and wondered what it all meant I was still dazzled from time to time by her use of language and evocative imageryVery intriguing but it's a book you have to work through