Download PDF by Kevin Barry: Beatlebone

By Kevin Barry

ISBN-10: 0385540302

ISBN-13: 9780385540308

A searing, surreal novel that bleeds fable and reality--and Beatles fandom--from one in every of literature's such a lot amazing modern voices, writer of the overseas sensation City of Bohane.

it really is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped manhattan urban to aim to discover the island off the west coast of eire he received 9 years previous. abandoning domesticity, his imminent forties, his lack of ability to create, and his stories of his mom and dad, he units off to discover calm within the cozy silence of isolation. but if he places himself within the arms of a shape-shifting driving force packed with Irish allure and darkish whimsy, what ensues can in basic terms be termed a mystical secret tour.

Beatlebone is a tour de force of language and literary mind's eye that marries the main inconceivable point to the main awesome influence.

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He will have gray hair . . the unhealthy fat of prisoners. . The Condemned of Altona 26 LENI {fiercely): Be quiet! FATHER {not hearing): It is intolerable. ) WERNER {slowly): Would you feel any happier if we stayed here? JOHANNA {quickly): Take care! WERNER: Of what? He's my father. I don't want him to suffer. JOHANNA: He is suffering for the other one. WERNER: I don't care. ) JOHANNA {quickly): He's putting it on for your benefit. WERNER {ill-natured, his voice full of innuendo): And you?

LENI (fiercely): That's not true! He needs only me. JOHANNA: I can't believe that. LENI: He won't see anyone but me! JOHANNA: That may be, but in the background father protects him, and later we shall have to protect him. Or guard him. Perhaps we shall be his slaves and his jailers. LENI (outraged): Am I his jailer? JOHANNA: How do I know? Supposing the two of you had locked him up? ) LENI: GO upstairs and knock. If he doesn't open the door, here's the key. JOHANNA (taking the key): Thank you. ) What should I do, Werner?

If they get their hands on him . . FATHER: I know. ) If no one has seen him, the matter can be settled. ) Has anyone seen him? Wen? Who? FRANZ: Fritz. {to JOHANNA, in a conversational tone): He was our chauffeur, a real Nazi. FRANZ: He took the car this morning, saying he was going to the garage in Altona. He hasn't come back yet. {With a glow of pride) Am I such a dreamer? FATHER {smiling): More than ever. {In a changed voice) Why did you put him in your room? To redeem me? ) Answer! It is for me.

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