Tattoos And Motorcycles

Tattoos And Motorcycles The real hero uniting this collection of linked short stories is neither a man nor a woman but a place called Tinicum which is basically the little paradise that never was Characters include suicida

  • Title: Tattoos And Motorcycles
  • Author: Karen Lee Street
  • ISBN: 9780575400269
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback
  • The real hero uniting this collection of linked short stories is neither a man nor a woman, but a place called Tinicum, which is basically the little paradise that never was Characters include suicidal nurses, a topless waitress, romantic tattoo artists, and hot rodders who are going nowhere fast They all manage to be simultaneously exotic, ordinary and endearing TATTO The real hero uniting this collection of linked short stories is neither a man nor a woman, but a place called Tinicum, which is basically the little paradise that never was Characters include suicidal nurses, a topless waitress, romantic tattoo artists, and hot rodders who are going nowhere fast They all manage to be simultaneously exotic, ordinary and endearing TATTOOS AND MOTORCYCLES is a must for anyone who enjoyed Robert Altman s Short Cuts It gives the same sort of pleasure Maureen Freely, Options Magazine These five first rate books from the United States have much in common besides fine writing Each is at pains to explore the underbelly of the American Dream and track the pursuit of happiness down the dark alleys of disappointment Tattoos and Motorcycles begins amid the lowlife of Tinicum, Pennsylvania and follows the story of Lucy as she rebels against the impoverished choices of her life, wrenching herself out of a standard small town script as she takes to the open road with her children, pursued by her vengeful husband Written with tenderness and feeling Pete Whittaker, Tribune Arts This story is not quite as violent as Thelma and Louise, but the heroine has the same cornered feistiness and the book pulsates with the excitement of burning rubber The Daily Telegraph It s a dreamscape which flashes up vastly different characters all bound by their weakening faith in the space age, all doomed to see their aspirations blown up on live TV Combining the crazy feel of a road movie with a deep feeling for the disillusioned age, Karen Lee Street leaves us with a sense of urgency Told with the power of a classic Harley Evening Express, Aberdeen Jaunty and endearing on the surface, there s an aura of malaise hanging over this, as if David Lynch had re made Thelma and Louise Lucy takes to the road with her kids, with her Jekyll and Hyde boyfriend Vince in hot pursuit And we discover that Lucy s home town Tinicum, Pennsylvania, casts its dark compulsive net over anyone who lingers there Liverpool Echo

    One thought on “Tattoos And Motorcycles”

    1. Surprised how much I liked this book - is all quite well conceived, and works very well as a whole that is built up from overlapping and interconnecting vignettes. It started very filmic, but as the layers build it becomes less so. I may like it in part as it somewhat echoes aspects of my childhood, and like the main character Lucy, never quite fitting in. It's a shame this is the author's only novel It is difficult rating a book like this - probably only a three in the pantheon of literature - [...]

    2. I enjoyed that this was primarily the story of a town and the characters connected by their association with that place. The connected story structure worked well-- reminiscent of Sherwood Anderson's WINESBERG, OHIO, full of 'Americana', but with a pinch more quirkiness. (One review: "Thornton Wilder meets David Lynch" -- sums it up pretty well.)

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *