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Falling Angels

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  550 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
Three sisters and their alcoholic father find their lives changed after the unexpected death of the girls' mother.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Soho Press (first published 1989)
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Tea Jovanović
Kanadska, nagrađivana autorka... Već sam pisala o predivnoj kanadskoj književnosti... A Branini prevodi su izvrsni i pravo uživanje za svakog ljubitelja dobre knjige... :)
Nov 05, 2013 Mary rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes contemporary fiction
Recommended to Mary by: Library Book Sale
The year is 1969, and somewhere in an Ontario suburb, the Field family's fragile domestic peace is slowly coming to an end. The three Field sisters - Norma, Lou and Sandy - are each just trying to find their own place within their very eccentric, often miserable, sometimes hilarious family. However, the looming shadow over all of their lives is the tragically suspicious death of the family's first-born son - a secret which is never spoken of, but is nonetheless pervasive.

The Field household is r
Aug 31, 2009 Howard rated it really liked it
A fine example of seventies suburban grotesque, despite being set in the sixties and published in the eighties. Funny, stark, emotionally resonant, honest, sometimes surprising. Gowdy has a real grip on how kids/people do their best to normalize what isn't. Even if the kids feel like they're freaks and must keep the family secrets, it's all just the way things are to them, and they take bizarre behaviors in stride, because it's family. Sort of how we all are, of course.

She's very good, I'll read
Nov 13, 2015 yexxo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kanada, Anfang der 60er Jahre: Die drei Schwestern Lou, Norma und Sandy wirken gemeinsam mit ihren Eltern wie eine normale Familie. Doch normal geht anders. Irgendein Geschehnis in der Vergangenheit führte dazu, dass die Mutter jetzt fast ausschließlich Whisky trinkt und ihre Tage schweigend im Bett oder auf der Couch vor dem Fernseher verbringt. Auch der Vater trinkt und je nach Stimmung schlägt er zu - lediglich seine Frau und Sandy verschont er, vermutlich weil letztere ein Ebenbild ihrer Mut ...more
Mar 13, 2011 Serena rated it liked it
Recommended to Serena by: Shamudi
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Barbara Gowdy is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. Born in Windsor, Ontario, she is the long-time partner of poet Christopher Dewdney and resides in Toronto.
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