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By John Burnside

ISBN-10: 0099554933

ISBN-13: 9780099554936

ISBN-10: 022409386X

ISBN-13: 9780224093866

it truly is 1999. Kate Lambert, a grieving, semi-alcoholic movie scholar, invitations an aged lady to participate in an oral-history documentary. the lady, Jean Culver, declines, yet makes her a strange counter-offer: if Kate can remain sober for 4 days, she is going to inform her a narrative. And if she will remain sober past that, there'll be one other, after which one other, amounting to the complete heritage of 1 family’s existence.

Though nonetheless shattered via the demise of her father, and by means of the desultory abuse imposed through Laurits, her enigmatic collaborator and erstwhile lover – Kate is quickly drawn right into a Scheherazade-like matrix of stories, a few painfully ultimate, a few nonetheless unfinished, during which Jean steadily bargains a heartbreaking account, not just of 1 kinfolk, yet of the yankee century itself, from international conflict II to Vietnam and the elements Underground.

A profound, mysterious, deeply relocating novel – a gathering of affection and grief, like water on arid soil – Ashland & Vine is the tale of an not going friendship that transcends time, age and the bounds of narrative to bare the unforeseen grace that comes of hearing another’s historical past, whereas telling, as rigorously as we will, what we all know of our own.

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