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Jun 15, 2013 Penny Burkhardt rated it it was ok
I have read and loved all of Ethan Canin's books. This was the first one that failed to catch my interest. The references to real political events were nicely woven into a fictional story. However, I just could not get that interested in the main character or the BIG SECRET that was constantly referenced. I did appreciate the political innocence of Corey Sifter and the pulling back of the curtain of the underbelly of politics. The title of this book seems to be America, America, not An American ...more
Highly regarded as both a novelist and a short story writer, Ethan Canin has ranged in his career from the "breathtaking" short stories of Emperor of the Air to the "stunning" novellas of The Palace Thief, from the "wise and beautiful" short novel Carry Me Across the Water to the "epic" America America. His short stories, which have been the basis for four Hollywood movies, have appeared in a wide ...more