A boy in winter: a novel
A Boy in Wintertakes the stuff of newspaper headlines and explores, in a taut, deeply moving narrative, the human passions behind it. After Nancy Horvath and her eleven-year-old son, Danny, move into their dream house, Danny becomes fast friends with ten-year-old Eddie Nova, the boy next door. Eddie is a hyperactive, difficult child, both boon companion and bane of Danny's existence. Meanwhile, Nancy's helpful, neighborly relationship with Eddie's father, Frank, becomes a passionate affair. Frank is the partner Nancy wishes she had, and the father Danny has always longed for. Then one day, Eddie brings over a hunting bow and playfully aims it at Danny and his dog. In a tragic mishap, Danny accidentally shoots and kills his friend. The novel traces the repercussions of that accident--in Nancy's voice, in Danny's voice, and from Frank's point of view. Danny's extraordinary account of the events that led up to the action is a heartbreaking, pitch-perfect record of the complications of love, the weight of isolation, and the ultimate opacity of intention and motivation. How Nancy's fierce, enduring love for her son sustains a future for him and how Frank's devastating loss and guilt play into that future provide drama-tic counterpoint to Danny's painful dissection of what he has done. With stunning imagination and an almost sculptural elegance of storytelling, Maxine Cher-noff balances the radical shock of tragedy with the hard-won optimism of survival. She brilliantly enacts how a child stunned by grief and the adults who love him reclaim their trust in the future. Ultimately,A Boy in Wintertestifies to the power of parental love and steadfast friendship to provide hope and faith in the face of tragedy.
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Review: A Boy in WinterUser Review - Jenny - Goodreads
The premise of this book sounded interesting: a young boy accidentally kills his friend in a tragic accident. The book is written from the viewpoints of the boy's (the killer's) mom, the boy, and the ... Read full review
Review: A Boy in WinterUser Review - Goodreads
This was the second time I have tried to read this, but just cannot get into it. I think I got further this time round, but still gave up. I think I only read 7 few chapters in, if you can call half a page a chapter.
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