Ghosts of Bergen County

Ghosts of Bergen County❰Download❯ ➵ Ghosts of Bergen County Author Dana Cann – Gil Ferko is a private euity lieutenant who commutes to Manhattan from the New Jersey suburbs His wife Mary Beth has become a shut in since a hit and run accident killed their infant daughter When Fer Gil Ferko is a private euity lieutenant who commutes to Manhattan from the New Jersey suburbs His wife Mary Beth has become a shut in since a hit and run accident killed their infant daughter When Ferko reconnects with Jen Yoder a former high school classmate Jen introduces him to heroin As his dependency on the drug grows his downward spiral puts his life in danger and his career in jeopardy Mary Beth has also found an escape—first in prescription drugs that numb her senses then in the companionship of a mysterious girl who Ghosts of PDF/EPUB or heightens them A ghost Mary Beth believes so And Jen is also haunted Years ago she witnessed a man she had just met fall from a rooftop She walked away from the accident and has been haunted since by the uestion of why she did so As her uest to rectify that mistake starts to collide with the mystery of the hit and run driver who killed Ferko and Mary Beth’s daughter all of the characters are forced to face the fine line between fate and happenstance. Collective burden defined as the aggregate internalized guilt and complicity of a group of people is the wellspring from which spirits arisethis is the kind of book that if you saw a background character on The Leftovers reading you would think hey nice detailit's nothing like the show in its treatment of the theme but both concern loss and grief and the survivor's guilt fueled self destructionself erasure that can fill the gaps left in the lives of those experiencing profound loss when they isolate themselves from the possibly comforting influence of their fellow sufferers and instead fall into depression drugs work sleep any desperate attempt to either numb or prolong their sufferingbut this book isn't the bleak parade that that makes it sound like and it's the kind of book whose appeal is based in its accumulation; as the separate storylines begin to stick together to make one giant snowball so it's hard to find an entry point here that isn't just going to fall flat on the page if i start discussing it episode by episode ferko plays softball jen visits her father mary beth goes to the library they are small events but they matter and in between these small events ghosts appear mysteries are solved lives are changed it took a while to draw me in the first part of the novel was very businessy boring and i wasn't connecting with any of the characters but once the plot started rolling i was impressed the writing is lovely not flashy but evocative and the characters grew on me after that slow introductory portion especially mr yoder ♥my only complaint is that i wish there had been a little overlaptying threads together because i'd assumed that view spoilerthe play that jen was planning on auditioning for would end up being felix's lost play but instead that whole thread just faded away hide spoiler 45 stars This is a book that reuires a bit of patience at the beginning; it took me about 50 pages to get into the flow of the author's voice and pacing By page 200 I was gob smacked The bits of magical realism make perfect sense as you make your way through the book Language at times that will break your heart and give you pause Truly excellent character study a fast read with a twist at the end that dove tailed expertly Definitely recommendOnly one small criticism when the character Gil goes to Jen's apartment for the first time he is perusing the items on her coffee table and uses the word zines to refer to magazines this is just a personal pet peeve of mine please people just use the whole wordARC from Tin House thank you I was a bit hesitant about reading this book with the sort of depressing description of an infant death and heroin addiction but once I started reading it I couldn't put it down The book itself is beautifully written with haunting passages that made me stop and catch my breath and the plot is a series of fascinating twists and turns that all come together in a very satisfying ending Highly recommend I received a copy of ghosts of Bergen county from goodreads giveaways and I really enjoyed it I love stories about ghosts and unsolved mysteries and this book has a little of both The story is well written and engrossing and its very surprising how it ends I was not expecting it to turn out the way it did I loved it This is a great summer read for serious readers It's a page turner with some gravitas; you won't be embarrassed to read it at the pool or beach Cann's writing is elegant and engaging The story is an amalgam of the failing building and repairing relationships of Perotta The Leftovers and Ng Everything I Never Told You Doerr's interconnections of lives and after life All the Light We Cannot See and a glimpse into the world of finance just before the financial meltdown The Big Short The protagonist Gil Ferko much like Annie Proux's Coyle The Shipping News is a character the reader grows to root for and yearns to protect Thought provoking Evocative Insightful And fast paced I'll also let Library Journal's review do some talkingCann Dana Ghosts of Bergen County Tin House Apr 2016 288p ISBN 9781941040270 pap 1595; ebk ISBN 9781941040287 FIn perfectly balanced prose debut novelist Cann tells the story of Gil and Mary Ferko who move to New Jersey’s Bergen County as young parents and are devastated when infant daughter ¬Catherine is killed in a hit and run accident While Gil connects with bad news Jen Yoder an old classmate with vague acting ambitions who pulls him into heroin use Mary Beth remains shut indoors That Mary Beth spots the flickering image of a pigtailed girl and Jen once walked away after witnessing a man’s death are factors tied together in an escalating mystery VERDICT Absorbingly written this will appeal to readers of literary fiction as well as high end mystery My second read of this book Just a delight I found the characters fully engaging their dialogue real and funny and touching I gave myself over to the plot's connections its coincidences and enjoyed the doubling comparable and contrasting that happens throughout the book The two little girls the chicken stealing brothers Jen and Mary Beth the houses that existed nearby but just at another time New York City and New Jersey Sure the book spins out from the hit and run and the daughter's death but it never felt to me sad or depressing; these people are figuring things out and you are right along with them solving mysteries that carry them and you forward into the next phase the next stage whatever that might be BRA Biased Reader AlertI read this book for the first time several years ago in its manuscript form At the time I imagined it would some day have emblazoned across the cover words akin to a stunning achievement It's both literary and gripping and to say that I'm happy to see it in print is the most sincere of understatements The world that Dana Cann built was strong enough that it never left me It was almost a relief to again be swept into the lives of Ferko Mary Beth and Jen and in the incidents and accidents and ghosts that connect them that connect us all Captivating I love ghosts This is so much I know this book will go on my shelf to read again The story slowly pulls you in and then Bam there are so many levels and connections that you are engrossed I love the characters and neighborhood descriptions as well as the friendships current and past The author truly paints a picture so you are standing on the sidelines watching the lives of the character unfold A well written book and a good read This took me some time to get in to I didn't like any of the characters until we met Mary Beth and I struggled to relate to anyone in the novel That said I did find the plot interesting enough to keep reading and in the end when all the pieces fell into place it was a nicely crafted finale that felt satisfying The characters draw you in and keep your attention Great read for the summer if you have a chance

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  • 399 pages
  • Ghosts of Bergen County
  • Dana Cann
  • 10 July 2015
  • 9781941040270