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Mark Sarvas's second novel, MEMENTO PARK, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His debut novel, HARRY, REVISED, was published in more than a dozen countries around the world, earning raves from Le Monde to The Australian. A finalist for the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association's 2008 Fiction Award and a Denver Post 2008 Good Read, HARRY, REVISED has been called "A remarkable debut" by Booker Prize winner John Banville, and was compared to John Updike and Phillip Roth by the Chicago Tribune. His book reviews and criticism have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Threepenny Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bookforum, The Huffington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Barnes and Noble Review, ...more

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Memento Park

3.65 avg rating — 567 ratings — published 2018 — 6 editions
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3.32 avg rating — 324 ratings — published 2006 — 19 editions
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Harry, rivisto by Mark Sarvas
"Harry Rent, rivisto e riletto, si insinua nella mente e prende il suo posto nel cuore. Come Barney Panofsky, anche se è il suo opposto, o come Edmond Dantés, anche se ne è l'emulo. Uno dei più bei romanzi scritti negli ultimi vent'anni, che merita..." Read more of this review »
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"Well written book and a good story. I am looking forward to discussing this in book group, it gives us many different topics to explore from family secrets, fathers and sons and our link to the past through the present."
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"I know and like this author, so I might be a bit biased, but I dug this book and especially the ending in which the narrator learns the truth about his family's past which is both heroic and disappointing in the best way. In other words it's one o..." Read more of this review »
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“Being found out, that's not the worst part, Harry now realizes. The anger, the pain, all the things that will inevitably follow this moment, they're just the fallout. This is the worst moment, the flash point, the cataclysm. For as Harry holds the eyes of his wife, he sees confusion in them--genuine puzzlement--and this is the deepest blow: the realization that until this moment it could not possibly have occurred to her that he would lie to her. But, of course, she doesn't know about all the little lies that preceded this grand one, the painstaking edifice of deceit that's about to collapse. He has hurled a brick through her trust, and although he may spend the rest of his life collecting every last shard, massaging the creaky, fractured pane back into a whole, it will always be warped, irregular, distorting the view on both sides.”
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