|Item||:||The Best People in the World: A Novel [Paperback]|
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In Paducah, Kentucky, seventeen-year-old Thomas feels as reined in as the mighty Ohio, a river confined by high floodwalls protecting his small Southern hometown. But all boundaries vanish when Thomas experiences first love with Alice, his new history teacher, a woman eight years his senior—and when he meets Shiloh, a misfit vagabond and anarchist who becomes his new role model. Fleeing to rural Vermont, this unlikely trio boldly pursues freedom, intimacy, and seclusion, unfettered by commitments and rules. But a life apart from the world does not ensure a life apart from the past—and for one of them, the past that emerges will threaten tragedy.An engrossing tale . . . The novel ultimately succeeds because of the original voice of the narrator.Tussing is a fine writer with a flair for imagery, and hes crafted a melancholy, resonant story.Inventive . . . Eloquent in capturing what its like to be alien in your own hometown.Bleakly beautiful... Tussing skillfully crafts simultaneously visionary and demented characters... [An] odd but honest, appealing American story.A fresh, original voice . . . Tussing fashions a sophisticated exploration of the allure of love.One bright book of exuberant American life . . . Tussing has a real gift.It is very rare to find a novel so lovingly, deliberately and perfectly written . . . Read it. Now.A significant literary feat... Announces the arrival of a talented young voice on the contemporary fiction scene.This novel is rich in character, and it offers scene after scene of crackling, revelatory dialogue among lovers and friends.[A] lovely novel . . . Tussing is a witty, affecting writer.A richly complicated and very wonderful novel . . . Ambitious and mesmerizing.A self-assured debut that lovingly depicts how the past never stops revisiting us, even if we cant revisit it.A strong work... Tussings take on the irrevocability of adolescent whim and heady self-determination is chillingly realló³
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