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The Story of a Million Years By David Huddle,

  • Title: The Story of a Million Years
  • Author: David Huddle
  • ISBN: 9780618082339
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback
  • The acclaimed poet and story writer David Huddle weaves a masterly portrait of two couples and their shared histories, desires, and secrets Marcy, Allen, Uta, Jimmy each becomes the hero of his or her own story, as all mine the past for evidence of goodness David Huddle moves with remarkable agility from the imagination of a precocious adolescent girl, to the fears ofThe acclaimed poet and story writer David Huddle weaves a masterly portrait of two couples and their shared histories, desires, and secrets Marcy, Allen, Uta, Jimmy each becomes the hero of his or her own story, as all mine the past for evidence of goodness David Huddle moves with remarkable agility from the imagination of a precocious adolescent girl, to the fears of a man in midlife, to the longings of a wife whose reserve cloaks aching depths Each of these convincing voices asks the questions central to all our lives What stories are so important that you d never reveal them to another person in a million years How do secrets come to define us, for better or for worse Honest, accomplished, and wonderfully subtle, THE STORY OF A MILLION YEARS portrays the basic human desire to love and be loved unconditionally.
    The Story of a Million Years The acclaimed poet and story writer David Huddle weaves a masterly portrait of two couples and their shared histories desires and secrets Marcy Allen Uta Jimmy each becomes the hero of his or her

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    1. This is a remarkable and tender book I read it almost a decade ago yet it still remains vivid in my memory Several scenes are rendered with such physical and emotional precision that you re sure to think of them often as you go about your days There is a restaurant scene in particular that I ll never forget There is a Lolita quality to this book yet it remains unique and fresh I recommend this book to the languid reader Relish these pages Each chapter is a little cupcake.

    2. I found this book by way of recommendation from the literary agent who represented the author and to whom the book is dedicated So just a little biased of an opinion I can see the appeal of the various chapters changing viewpoints between the members of two married couples and a few others central to the story But I never fully understood what the point was If it was just to see how each person felt about their relationships and friendships, then it was successful and pretty good But there was t [...]

    3. One of my quotes is from this book, so I thought I should re read it Each chapter is told from a different character s point of view, and my favorite is still the chapter about the bookish character Suzanne The book covers the history and the friendship between among two couples four friends It s about the choices we make and the secrets we keep from one another I was most intrigued with the idea of how sometimes we may think we re keeping a secret from someone,but that person may already know a [...]

    4. This novel starts with a woman recalling her affair, at age 15, with an older man, the husband of her mother s friend Then other people tell their stories, a web of intersected relationships Everyone has secrets, but they all think they can see through their spouses and friends and know their secrets.This book gave me a lot to think about, partly because I had a similar affair when I was a teenager, partly because I m married now and trying to understand my spouse and navigate the balance of kee [...]

    5. storytelling by omission, coupled with luminous but unostentatious prose, this is a masterful group portrait of two couples, their shared relationships, and the instances in which their individual lives echo in each other beginning with a secret affair between 15 year old Marcy and the husband of her mother s friend, the story moves effortlessly between various perspectives and moments, presenting a stunning, moving, classically relevant tale in which each character seeks to recapture a kernel o [...]

    6. Read my blog post , The Story of a Million Years,The Story of a Million YearsDavid Huddle, and Hollins University hazelfoster 2011 09 29.

    7. I was expecting a story, but the book was really about secrets something you would never tell someone in a million years so basically the characters are remembering moments from their lives I think I didn t like this much as I could have because I m getting a little tired of books where each chapter is a first person perspective by a character The problem is that in many cases, including this book, the characters all have the same style and voice.

    8. Though the book was well written that is what I think kept me reading the jumbled story of the two couples left me wanting I quickly grew bored of reading of affairs and extramarital affairs Marcy, the center of these stories universe, was quite a bland character, and was absolutely wonderfully intriguing to everyone, aparently, besides me The first and last chapters were worth the price of admission and the time spent reading all the others.

    9. Intersecting stories seem to be the fad as of late Nobody did it as well as David Huddle did in this book Overlapping lives, loves, and loss play out across years of connected people The swaggering overconfident bullshit of ABC and his eventual collapse over the period of years is an arc worthy of it s own book Huddle s prose is engaging and lyrical and something not to be missed.

    10. When David s most recent book came out, I got this one, too Actually, I think Kim got it for me Still haven t read the most recent, but I just retread this I loved it in college, but I get it now It s so beautiful David Huddle would be a must read author for me even if I didn t know him personally I think I need to retread LaTour Dreams of the Wolf Girl, too.

    11. This is a book that is really a collection of chapters each told by a different character, but loosely tied together It is about relationships, and what we choose to share in the them, I found it to be a quick read that was alright.

    12. Per the author s legacy, reads like a set of short stories instead of a holistic novel Even towards the end, I had little empathy for the lead characters, and some were completely dropped altogether.

    13. I ve started reading this book twice before and it got lost in the shuffle or just shunted aside for a exciting read.But this time, I loved it I ll have these characters in my thoughts a long, long time, perhaps forever.

    14. Huddle was my favorite professor in college, incredibly smart, smartly funny, and most importantly brought some of my favorite authors into my life His class was on modern short fiction, and some of the authors he recommended forced upon us actually changed my life.

    15. this book is really interestingeach chapter is from a different point of view and each person has their own secret they are hiding or think they are hiding it is well written and a quick read i would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a intelligent beach read kind of book.

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