The Man Who Was Made From Bakelite (ebook)

The Man Who Was Made From Bakelite (ebook)

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Westlake D J
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Some things change over time – music, fashion, architecture, art – styles come and go in a constant flux. But people: do we learn from previous generations or is it completely necessary to repeat the mistakes of our forefathers before being satisfied we have experienced all senses available to us? From fictional conversations between a young man and his grandfather over just one weekend, you will get to know these two enigmatic men and learn of past family members, and you will peer into their heads, hearts and souls as they flounder with the grief of lost loved ones, enduring psychologically disturbing episodes which they struggle to master, marred by the non-actions of their fathers and also of each other. Art Cavender is desperately encouraged by his grandfather Cecil Beaumont to realise the essentials of life before making a grave error, but Art's fear of not being perceived as a great man constantly undermines Cecil's guidance. Time is running out and Cecil knows it – will Art take heed? Set in 1926, a time indeed of great change, the world is rebounding from the Great War financially and spiritually. The possibility of a second war is lurking, causing traditional values to be questioned and the pace of life to quicken. The age-old questions of generational differences are the core of this impassioned story, but it is for the reader to decide how similar, or otherwise, these two men are. THE FIRST GENUINE BOOK REVIEW: "I just finished your book and I've been amazed and astonished. You've written such a beautifully phrased story: so measured and rhythmic. It transports to a definite world where you meet people you believe in. At first I felt you were writing a tribute or a pastiche, and to some extent you are. That is where you borrow the language, ideas and mores of the 1920's: but it does more. It takes its ideas out of the story, because many of the issues about relationships and art and progress are universal.


Detalles del ebook
ISBN:
9781617926204
Editorial:
BookBaby
Formato:
EPub con DRM
Idioma:
Inglés
Género:
Literatura
Subgénero:
Historia de la Literatura
Prelectura del libro:
The Man Who Was Made From Bakelite (ebook)

Referencia:

1617926204 |

EAN:

9781617926204