"I love this book. Profoundly spiritual and hilariously specific...an unusual and intimate epic that manages to capture the wonder and terror of both child and parenthood with an uncanny clarity." (Lena Dunham, best-selling author of Not That Kind of Girl)
Edgar and Lucy is a compelling literary masterpiece - a stunning examination of family love and betrayal.
Eight-year-old Edgar Fini remembers nothing of the accident people still whisper about. He only knows that his father is gone, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear - not even the line between the living and the dead. In order to save her son, Lucy has no choice but to confront the demons of her past.
Profound, shocking, and beautiful, Edgar and Lucy is a thrilling adventure and the unlikeliest of love stories.
This program is read by the author.
"Edgar and Lucy started with the character’s voices, and the rhythms of their particular ways of speaking... because I have this very distinct sense of the sound and rhythms... I was thrilled to have the opportunity to record the audiobook. Also, having grown up in New Jersey, I felt I could do justice to the world of the novel, and to the north Jersey accent." (Author Victor Lodato on why he chose to narrate his own novel)
©2017 Victor Lodato (P)2017 Macmillan Audio
I was captured by this story from the first paragraph. The author's narration was spot on. There are moments, scenes, passages in this book that are profoundly beautiful. Others are deeply disturbing.
I found myself wondering if I could handle it; I was pulled into the story so deeply. My husband was happy when it was over and I came back to reality.
So, obviously, this is not a light read. It is a masterfully told story of family and human relationships and disfunction. Be forewarned- there are several graphic sex scenes.
If you are up for it I highly recommend that you dive in.
An amazing story.Like a hallucination,wavering between the real and imagined.At first,it seems that the content is just the garbling and musing of a young boy's mind.Then,slowly the plot develops and grips you intensely.I thought ,after merely an hour's listening,to return the book-however,it started to fascinate me with each moment that passed..Perfect narration. That's what you get when the actual author reads his own work.It's a book written in a very unique style,but well-crafted and worth your credit.Definitely a yes.
Great story, if you can tolerate the narrator. I love the relationship between the Grandmother and Edgar.
There's a lot of relationships that develop the same as the relationship of Edgar, Lucy and the Grandmother. Mainly how they relate to one another in the book. Im sure there will be many people that can relate and sympathize with one or two of these characters which makes this a great story.
Congratulations to this author whose characters grabbed my heart and made me worry about them when I wasn't listening. The visuals of the house at 21 haunt me as do the trees and wilderness surrounding the cabin. It's a great story when the listener forgets they're listening!
Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
The narrator did an excellent job of depicting all the characters. He made you feel like you knew each character.
I could even feel for Conrad.
I especially like the ending, The fact that the writer took you to the very end of Edgar's life.
The writer left no loose end, telling us when each person died!
I so enjoyed this book! Following the lives of Lucy and Edgar was at times difficult due to the disfunction they lived through, but throughout a message of guidance and love from another realm.
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