Centuries of June

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Crown/Archetype, Jul 15, 2012 - Fiction - 342 pages
3 Reviews

Set in the bathroom of an old house just before dawn on a night in June, Centuries of June is a black comedy about a man attempting to tell the story of how he ended up on the floor with a hole in his head. But he keeps getting interrupted by a series of suspects—eight women lying in the bedroom just down the hall. Each woman tells a story drawn from five centuries of American myth and legend in a wild medley of styles and voices.

Keith Donohue has been praised for his vivid imagination and for evoking “the otherworldly with humor and the ordinary with wonder” (Audrey Niffenegger).Centuries of June is a romp through history, a madcap murder mystery, an existential ghost story, and a stunning tour de force at once ingenious, sexy, inspiring, and ultimately deeply moving.

 

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Summary: Centuries of June opens with our narrator, in the wee hours of a June night, falling to bathroom floor with a massive blow to the head. His attempts to figure out what have happened, however ... Read full review

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I was pleasantly surprised by Centuries of June, since I had some doubts if I would enjoy it based on the description. The protagonist of the novel wakes up in his bathroom with a hole in his head and ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
16
Section 3
42
Section 4
56
Section 5
86
Section 6
100
Section 7
132
Section 8
146
Section 10
194
Section 11
220
Section 12
236
Section 13
268
Section 14
282
Section 15
312
Section 16
324
Section 17
343

Section 9
180

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About the author (2012)

Keith Donohue is the author of the acclaimed novels The Stolen Child andAngels of Destruction. For several years he was a speechwriter at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C., and he now works at another federal agency. He lives with his family in Wheaton, Maryland.


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