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Peru

Author: Gordon Lish
Publisher: Champaign : Dalkey Archive Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First Dalkey Archive editionView all editions and formats
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Arguably Gordon Lish's masterpiece, Peru begins with its narrator announcing, "There is nothing which I will not tell you if I can think of it." Gradually, the story of a dark childhood secret-real or imagined-unfolds: in 1940, six-year-old Gordon murdered his harelipped rival, Steven Adinoff, in a Long Island sandbox . . . (unless he didn't). Peru's narrator weaves together strands of disconnected, mesmerizing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lish, Gordon.
Peru.
(DLC) 2012049514
(OCoLC)783163443
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Lish
ISBN: 9781564788351 1564788350
OCLC Number: 881470087
Notes: "Originally published by E. P. Dutton, 1986"--T.p. verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 191 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Introduction; THE PROPERTY; THE CELLAR; THE ROOF; About the Author; Copyright; Selected Other Works by Gordon Lish
Responsibility: Gordon Lish.

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Arguably Gordon Lish's masterpiece, Peru begins with its narrator announcing, "There is nothing which I will not tell you if I can think of it." Gradually, the story of a dark childhood secret-real or imagined-unfolds: in 1940, six-year-old Gordon murdered his harelipped rival, Steven Adinoff, in a Long Island sandbox . . . (unless he didn't). Peru's narrator weaves together strands of disconnected, mesmerizing trivia, resurrecting memories of the mundane suburban childhood that spawned a killing: the sense of tedium on an endless summer day; the squishy sounds of a hoe digging into flesh. Amb.

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"Peru is simply the name Lish gives to the endlessly prolonged moment during which we human beings keep on staggering around, bleeding from the wounds we inflict on each other, understanding nothing Read more...

 
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