Domestic Apparition

Domestic Apparition Meg Tuite s narrator opens the lid on a shoebox full of anonymous women and reveals a trainwreck of Americana both familiar and fragmented from the forbidden lesbians of the late s maturing into

  • Title: Domestic Apparition
  • Author: Meg Tuite
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Meg Tuite s narrator opens the lid on a shoebox full of anonymous women and reveals a trainwreck of Americana both familiar and fragmented from the forbidden lesbians of the late 1970 s, maturing into a haunted and cynical adulthood Tuite s narrator, Michelle, is the clever camera eye that sees all, orbiting eclectic brothers, sisters, nuns, college roommates, corporate bMeg Tuite s narrator opens the lid on a shoebox full of anonymous women and reveals a trainwreck of Americana both familiar and fragmented from the forbidden lesbians of the late 1970 s, maturing into a haunted and cynical adulthood Tuite s narrator, Michelle, is the clever camera eye that sees all, orbiting eclectic brothers, sisters, nuns, college roommates, corporate bosses and suicidal aunts with wonder, empathy and morbid fascination Nancy Stohlman, Searching For Suzi, co founder of Fast Forward Press

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    1. Many of you might think that since this is my dear writer-lady friend, Meg Tuite that I will fake my way through a daunting number of cliche remarks about how fabulous this book is. We'll you're wrong.There is no faking about this, this book was amazing.This book that starts out with a Catholic family, which you of course believe are going to follow all the rules of the Catholic faith since they already followed the child-bearing rules, and then you're thrown into the life of Michelle. We pretty [...]

    2. There's something so fresh about this book, the energy behind the narration, that made me read the entire thing twice. Domestic Apparition is a slender book but one that is so filled to the brim with a candid and lively examination of the depth and change that occurs internally; it's filled with an examination of the courage necessary when the glitz fades, the truth is revealed, and we are left to redefine our ideas about beauty.Tuite's book reads like a series of personal essays or a memoir - i [...]

    3. Like Meg, I was raised Catholic in an odd family, so I found her book to be piercingly honest and darkly funny. How could I not love a mean, ancient nun who thought her reindeer puppet was a dead Pope? The women in Meg's book are tough and resilient--the kind of fierce role models who break out of their "Mom," "Aunt", or "sister" identities and surprise the reader with their anger and strength. Read this book, damn it!

    4. An exhilarating read. Growing up Catholic, drugs and alcohol, violence, living in a female body, the weird '70s, the corporate '80s--it's all here, except this time it's finally the truth. Each sentence is handled with the care of a poet. Read it today.

    5. Melissa Pritchard: Author of eight novels and four short story collections - her latest "The Odditorium." "Meg Tuite's incendiary Domestic Apparition, an anti-bildungsroman, reads as if Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles, Joyce's Dubliners and a hallucinatory draught of green absinthe all combined to create a secret, rule-less world of precocious siblings punking the piteous yet unrelenting hypocrisies of American family, school and church even as they are swept by the childhood's inexorable c [...]

    6. Story as sketch. Family as fragment. Life as a series of disturbances that bounce into one another and congeal.More - bentanzer/2011/10

    7. A fantastic book!!! An already excellent story teller, Meg Tuite's first novel is outrageously entertaining. She has a assembled an unforgettable cast of characters that we either once knew, know now, knew about, or can relate to. Their interconnected stories are all told with Meg's unique humor that is both dark and hilarious. It all amounts to tremendous fun for the reader. I can't wait for her next novel.

    8. This collection of short (and shorter) stories tracks the life of Michelle (and her parents and siblings) from Michelle's childhood through the early years of her career. Tuite leavens Michelle's stories of abuse, drugs, and her family's mental illness with humor and a keen sense of place and time, but many of the stories felt more like character sketches or vignettes than complete in themselves. Dip into this book, this life, and see for yourself if it's to your taste.

    9. A book with an atomic bomb as it's heart. Driven writing focussing mostly on adolescence without the usual cloudy nostalgia associated with that kind of thing. I liked this book so much because it hugs the line between "short story collection" and "novel". The fragmented nature was beyond pleasing. Small fragments of beauty. A great story. Recommended, maing.

    10. A lovely, dark, introspective look at all that is woman. Here all the common and so often tragic moments in the life of woman are delivered with such grace and potency that at times we wish we could cover our eyes to shield our souls from the shared memories left to haunt us on these pages. Memories we'd rather forget.

    11. want to read what everyone else is reading? yeah, me neither. try this novel by my friend meg tuite. it reads more like a twisted memoir, with dysfunctional characters, lots of laughs, and deep insights about the human condition. i loved this book. can't wait to see more from this author

    12. Meg Tuite is like Sissy Spacek in the movie Carrie when they dump pig blood on her but instead of setting the prom on fire she ignites your brain using dark and mysterious word torches.

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