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Neverhome

Laird Hunt

Neverhome

by Laird Hunt

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesNever home
    StatementLaird Hunt
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3608.U58 N48 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination243 pages
    Number of Pages243
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27162708M
    ISBN 100316370134
    ISBN 109780316370134
    LC Control Number2014031485
    OCLC/WorldCa904883652, 889344748

    Laird Hunt is the author of The Evening previous novel, Neverhome, was a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice selection, an IndieNext selection, winner of the Grand Prix de Litterature Americaine and The Bridge prize, and a finalist for the Prix Femina Etranger. A resident of Boulder, CO, he is on the faculty in the creative writing PhD program at the University of Denver.   NEVERHOME is a carefully written tome about a woman’s spirited ascension into the midst of one of the most heinous experiences on American soil. The emotional wallop that it packs, through the simple diary-like telling of the day-to-day struggles of this exceptional young lady, makes Laird Hunt’s latest novel a haunting and lyrical literary.

      *Neverhome tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause/5. Neverhome is masterful work by one of our finest writers -- Robert Olen Butler, author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain With nothing but the simple language of well-worn words, Mr Hunt has conjured up a wholly original heroine with an utterly fresh voice A book that deserves a 4/5().

      Ghosts crowd thick in Laird Hunt’s Civil War novel, “Neverhome,” and they’re not just the shades of dead Blues and Grays. A host of literary allusions haunt this book, from “Cold. Neverhome is, after all, her story, told in her words. And from the start, from the book’s first sentence (which never changed over the course of writing the novel), it was clear to me that Ash would say only what needed to be said in telling her tale, and that she would always opt to .


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Neverhome is Constances journey into battle and finally back home, by way of enemy territory, a makeshift prison, and even a lunatic asylum. Homers Odyssey may be the most obvious reference point here indeed, one character makes the explicit connection, remarking, Penelope Hunt’s sixth novel reveals the little-known history of women fighting in America’s Civil War/5.

Neverhome is a beautifully written novel with a strong heroine at its heart. The story is told by Ash Thompson, who goes off to fight in the Civil War in the place of her husband.

One of the most poetic and lovely Neverhome book sentences begins the book, and is a statement at the core of the story: "I was strong and he was not, so it was me went to war to defend the Republic."/5().

Neverhome is a beautifully written novel with a strong heroine at its heart. The story is told by Ash Thompson, who goes off to fight in the Civil War in the place of her husband/5().

Book Summary Neverhome Neverhome book the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause.

She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. Laird Hunt is the author of The Evening Road. His previous novel, Neverhome, was a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice selection, an IndieNext selection, winner of the Grand Prix de Litterature Americaine and The Bridge prize, and a finalist for the Prix Femina Etranger/5(7).

Neverhome Laird Hunt. Hunt explores many facets of the Civil War, but Constance’s development while posing as a man is the book’s dominant concern. The protagonist’s first-person voice infuses the novel with verve and mystery even as her dual personalities manifest themselves throughout.

For two years she traipses across the south. A novel that takes us there and back again, “there” being the Civil War and back again, a farm in Indiana. Constance “Ash” Thompson and her husband, Bartholomew, are a young couple with a farm, though their roles are a bit inverted, for Ash is fearless and a crack shot while Bartholomew has bad vision and is much more : Laird Hunt.

Neverhome tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause.

Laird Hunt's dazzling new novel throws a light on the adventurous women who chose to fight instead of stay behind. How does Neverhome change your understanding of the Civil War. Discuss the various transformations of Ash's personality over the course of the novel.

As represented in Neverhome, what is the role of women in the War, and the relationship between women and violence in particular. What might be the larger implications of Ash donning a women's.

Johnny Starr Enterprises Pty Ltd PO BOXOakleigh South VIC MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA ABN 63   Neverhome is Hunt’s sixth novel, and the first the American author has published in this country.

It seems unlikely to be his last. This is a slim and unshowy story of devastating power, an epic. The heroine of “Neverhome,” Laird Hunt’s enthralling new novel set during the Civil War, is at once sentimental and aloof, a savior and a killer, a Author: Karen Abbott.

Laird Hunt's "Neverhome" Laird Hunt is the award-winning author of a book of short stories, mock parables and histories, The Paris Stories (), and five novels from Coffee House Press: Author: Marshal Zeringue.

Neverhome: A Novel by Laird Hunt Thank you Little, Brown and Company and for an advance e-copy of this book. The author, Laird Hunt, has plucked from history, a story of a woman trapped Read full review/5(16).

The New York Times: "The heroine of Neverhome, Laird Hunt’s enthralling new novel set during the Civil War, is at once sentimental and aloof, a savior and a killer, a folk hero who shuns her own legend, a fierce and wounded woman who finds strength in her troubled past.". Hunt is at the top of his game with Neverhome, a mesmerizing book whose quiet surface belies its rich depths, up until its heartbreaking conclusion.

His impeccable ear for authentic Civil War-era dialect—and his vivid battle scenes—breathe life into a novel that explores what happens when the call of duty collides with the lure of home.

Laird Hunt is an American writer, translator and academic. Hunt grew up in Singapore, San Francisco, The Hague, and London before moving to his grandmother's farm in rural Indiana, where he attended Clinton Central High School/5.

NEVERHOME tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, Price: $ The wiry, androgynous and mysterious Hoosier of Hunt's haunting novel Neverhome pushes through its pages like a spring crocus is mystical, transcendent storytelling full of sun and shadows, memories and dreams, in a language and syntax from another time and place.

About the Book Neverhome. by Laird Hunt. She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. NEVERHOME tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South.

Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak. Laird Hunt is the author of The Evening previous novel, Neverhome, was a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice selection, an IndieNext selection, winner of the Grand Prix de Litterature Americaine and The Bridge prize, and a finalist for the Prix Femina Etranger.

A resident of Boulder, CO, he is on the faculty in the creative writing PhD program at the University of Denver/5(21). Laird Hunt's latest novel, "Neverhome," recasts "The Odyssey" in a Civil War setting with the story of Ash Thompson, a woman who serves in the .Neverhome tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South.

Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a .