Exes: A Novel
For Clay Blackall, a lifelong resident of Providence, Rhode Island, the place has become an obsession. Here live the only people who can explain what happened to his brother, Eli, whose suicide haunts this heartbreaking, hilarious novel-in-fragments. A failed actor impersonates a former movie star; an ex-con looks after a summer home perched atop a rock in the bay; a broken-hearted Salutatorian ai...
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Catapult (April 11, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 941254
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“Amazing architecture and sentence pyrotechnics on display! Max Winter's EXES is the real thing, lit fiction at its finest, the best. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hysterically funny, heartbreakingly sad book about Clay Blackall's doomed search for lost broth...”
s thirteen years' worth of dirty laundry at his school's commencement; an adjunct struggles to make room for her homeless and self-absorbed mother while revisiting a salacious high school love affair; a recent widower, with the help of a clever teen, schemes to rid his condo's pond of Canada geese. Clay compiles their stories, invasively providing context in the form of footnotes that lead always, somehow, back to Eli. Behind Clay's task -- which seems insane, definitely doomed, and, as the pages turn, increasingly suspect -- burns his desire to understand his brother's death and the city that has defined and ruined them both.Full of brainy detours and irreverent asides, Exes is a powerful investigation of grief, love, and our deeply held yet ever-changing notions of home.