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SOMETHING GORGEOUS is Junior Burke's debut novel. Set in the world of Fitzgerald's Gatsby, Something Gorgeous weaves historical figures with imaginative characters: "Faye Kingsley had blue eyes. She would say they were green, simply because green was her favorite color. It was as though by telling so obvious an untruth, she was daring people to deny her something. And many ...more
Paperback, 389 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Farfalla Press
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Lorraine Wilke
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Something Gorgeous lives up to its title:

The measure of a good book is not only how quickly you're swept into the story, but just how much you FEEL the plot, the characters, the sheer sense of time and place.

Something Gorgeous set a tone immediately, playing with the timeline to bring us, along with the main characters, back to the era leading to the Roaring 20s and onward, a time of American history rich in legend and well-told tales both familiar and mysterious. Burke's cast of characters, eve
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Gary
Jun 06, 2008 rated it really liked it

This book is wonderful and Burke is an American treasure.
Samuel Breed
Mar 30, 2008 rated it liked it
An interesting and dense study of the backstory/alternate plot of The Great Gatsby. Junior Burke succeeds on several fronts, but the book seems to fall flat in some sections.
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