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FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ Interstate: A Novel Stephen Dixon ´ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD REVIEW ¹ LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK ´ Stephen Dixon What would you do if you were driving on the highway with your two daughters and those in the vehicle next to. It would be easy to assume that Interstate comes across as a kind of MFA writing exercise in eight different sections tell and retell the horrific story of a shooting on an interstate in which a father and his older daughter watch his younger daughter die But this is not some postmodern version of the film Groundhog Day nor does it come across as a novel built on style and flash than substance and heart Dixon has serious themes he is exploring and the novel s structure is in service to those themes At the heart of the novel is Dixon s blistering exploration of violence in American society The most obvious example is the anguish that Nathan Frey feels over the inexplicable death of his young daughter Julie and the repercussions of this death for Nathan his wife and his daughter Margo I can see why some readers couldn t finish this novel I found the opening two sections to be so wrenching so visceral that I had to pace myself and read short sections in brief sittings I have read books with disturbing subject matter before but Dixon s novel affected me even than usual Dixon s writing style with many long run on sentences brings the reader directly into Nathan s memories into his tortured recollections of this terrible event The result is an almost claustrophobic connection with Nathan but also an inspired reconstruction of how we talk to ourselves and most important how we relive and recreate memories of traumas Dixon s exploration of the instability of memory is fascinating Which of the retellings of these events on the interstate is true Can we ever fix one version of reality firmly What roles do fantasy and magical thinking have in how we experience past traumas In addition to the the shooting on the interstate Dixon expands his study of violence in American culture to consider other kinds of violence including road rage revenge killings generational shifts in violence and the socio economic causes of those changes the violence of American culture as seen in video games and even an exasperated parent s feelings of impatience and the small but indelible acts of violence with children that those feelings generate He explores these different manifestations throughout the different versions of the shooting sometimes in graphic descriptions of Nathan s actions sometimes through conversations he has with Margo and Julie conversations that he often pitches way above their ability to understand and sometimes through Nathan s pained recollections of his impatience with his daughters I struggled with this book but I am very grateful that I read it There are many novels that explore violence in America but few that stayed with me for weeks that made me think about the effects of violence in such a visceral way that take on all the different acts of violence big and small that come together to create a culture of violence in the US This is not an easy book to read but it s a crucial book especially to read on the heels of tragedies like the Sandy Hook shootings and the killing of Trayvon Martin It reminds us of the devastating personal toll of violence and of the myriad acts of violence large and small that surround us and that we sometimes enact ourselves every day Imaginalis highway with your two daughters and those in the vehicle next to. 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SUMMARY Interstate: A Novel

Interstate: A Novel

FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ Interstate: A Novel Stephen Dixon ´ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD REVIEW ¹ LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK ´ Stephen Dixon You started shooting at your car And you noticed one of your daughters had been hit Interstate is a multifac. The same story told over and over and over with only minor details changing Yeah buddy I m down Transforming Students had been

REVIEW ¹ LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK ´ Stephen Dixon

FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ Interstate: A Novel Stephen Dixon ´ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD REVIEW ¹ LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK ´ Stephen Dixon Eted vision of American violence and an ode to the truth that the greatest love one has is for his or her chi. This book s premise was promising It immediately caught my attention because it sounded like completely like something I d love to read It is about an accident on the interstate told over and over from different points and perspectives one of the kind of books that is full of details and nuances Unfortunately it did not deliver on its promiseThe main issue I found was its length It really is too long It is too wordy I understand that most of it is stream of thought but it could still be trimmed down to a manageable level Even the first chapter when we see the whole accident and its conseuences would have needed a good edit The first chapter or the first story is the best of the bunch and I think would have been served better by standing alone It is complex enough on its own and it really doesn t need all the other retellings The rest of the chapters feel superfluous which is a harsh thing to say since this does attempt to be a full length novel but it just droned on and on every little minutia of the main character s life told over and over in different ways yes but not different enough to make it amusing I really wanted to like this book but it just didn t work for me Handbook of Psychophysiology has is for When Movements Become Parties have been served better by standing alone It is complex enough on its own and it really doesn t need all the other retellings The rest of the chapters feel superfluous which is a 月下夢幻譚神無夜話 6 harsh thing to say since this does attempt to be a full length novel but it just droned on and on every little minutia of the main character s life told over and over in different ways yes but not different enough to make it amusing I really wanted to like this book but it just didn t work for me


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    (Pdf Read) [Interstate: A Novel] Stephen Dixon ´ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD REVIEW ¹ LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK ´ Stephen Dixon It would be easy to assume that Interstate comes across as a kind of MFA writing exercise in eight different sections tell and retell the horrific story of a shooting on an interstate in which a father and his older daughter watch his younger

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    SUMMARY Interstate: A Novel (Pdf Read) [Interstate: A Novel] REVIEW ¹ LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK ´ Stephen Dixon I am in awe of anyone who can finish this novel The idea is fairly simple it’s an examination of a random act of violence in which this guy is driving along with his two daughters in the back and gets into a beef with a van they overtake each other the van slows down when he slows down it’s the kind of situation in S

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    (Pdf Read) [Interstate: A Novel] 1 This is a story about a man his two daughters his drive on an interstate freeway and a random drive by shooting

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    (Pdf Read) [Interstate: A Novel] Stephen Dixon ´ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD Perhaps his most famous book Interstate—which was nominated for the National Book Award in 1995—is basically a 400 page set of block paragraphs concerning one simple act played out dozens and dozens of ways The book opens with the protagonist driving down a state highway with his two kids in the backseat A

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    Stephen Dixon ´ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD (Pdf Read) [Interstate: A Novel] The same story told over and over and over with only minor details changing? Yeah buddy I'm down

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    Stephen Dixon ´ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD (Pdf Read) [Interstate: A Novel] Did a review of this book here

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    SUMMARY Interstate: A Novel REVIEW ¹ LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK ´ Stephen Dixon Stephen Dixon ´ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD nb I received a review copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalleyStephen Dixon’s “Interstate” takes eight different passes at the same story and each of them is remarkable in its own visionImagine you’re a father driving home with your two young daughters after a long weekend in New York City Somewhere on a desolate stretc

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    (Pdf Read) [Interstate: A Novel] This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book Rated 125 of 5I get nervous anytime I see a literary award embossed on a book cover I've so rarely enjoyed the award winning books I've read that I've come to the personal feeling that literary awards are given for a book's form than for their stories I continue to feel that way with Stephen Dixon's InterstateThe very basic story a man is driving alo

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    SUMMARY Interstate: A Novel (Pdf Read) [Interstate: A Novel] This book’s premise was promising It immediately caught my attention because it sounded like completely like something I’d love to read It i

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    (Pdf Read) [Interstate: A Novel] This is a truly uniue novel but is so emotionally fraught so dark and terrifying so painful to read that it is hard to rate

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  • Paperback
  • 384
  • Interstate: A Novel
  • Stephen Dixon
  • English
  • 06 June 2019
  • 9780805050288