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Old Newgate Road - by Keith Scribner (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 320

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Literary

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group

Author: Keith Scribner

Language: English

Street Date: January 8, 2019
TCIN: 53983535
UPC: 9780525521792
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-1351

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"Old Newgate Road is very much about abuse: its sway over time, its resilience over the years and its power over us to delude ourselves. Yet Keith Scribner also reminds us that salvaging a life . . . 'doesn't happen in an instant -- it's not a simple decision, but an accumulation of generous acts, of kindness and taking care.'"--Steven Whitton, The Anniston Star

"With extraordinary tact [and] alive with activity . . . vivid, memorable . . . [an] affecting novel about taking steps to move on from trauma."--Claire Hopley, Washington Times

"Events and emotions long buried are unearthed, a home and childhood filled with rage, fear, violence and trauma are explored. Old Newgate Road shows us that one can escape from a broken home, but the shackles of abuse remain tightly in place."--Albie Yuravich, Connecticut Magazine

"Old Newgate Road is a complex and introspective account of one family's plight of abuse and heartbreak that plagues each member for decades. Is there a possibility that long ago hurts can be mended and existing ones healed? Highly emotional, this novel offers much food for thought."--Nancy Carty Lepri, New York Journal of Books

"With psychological insight and a layer of suspense, Scribner artfully illuminates his hero balancing fiercely ambivalent feelings about his father with his own domestic problems involving his estranged wife and defiant teen-age son in Portland, Oregon."--The National Book Review

"Old Newgate Road is a wonder--a book that manages to break your heart on one page and lift you up on the next. It's a wrenching meditation on time and forgiveness, filled with both suspense and tragedy, while presenting the possibility of renewal and redemption."--Ivy Pochoda

"A bracing, knotty exploration of abuse and its impact across decades. . . . Scribner writes beautifully about [these] hills and tobacco fields, with grace and a fine eye for detail. The novel's real turf, though, is the bleak emotional territory of abuse, and [here he] writes with brutal intensity . . . drilling deeper into ever darker material [until ending] on a redemptive note."--Kirkus

"This gripping saga draws out themes of masculinity, sublimated trauma, and physical violence-- speaking to the ways people fashion narratives out of troubled pasts to survive, resulting in a probing, tightly-plotted novel."--Publishers Weekly

"Old Newgate Road is a complex and introspective account of one family's plight of abuse and heartbreak that plagues each member for decades. Is there a possibility that long ago hurts can be mended and existing ones healed? Highly emotional, this novel offers much food for thought."--Nancy Carty Lepri, New York Journal of Books

"With psychological insight and a layer of suspense, Scribner artfully illuminates his hero balancing fiercely ambivalent feelings about his father with his own domestic problems involving his estranged wife and defiant teen-age son in Portland, Oregon."--The National Book Review

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