The Garden of Last Days

The Garden of Last Days

A Novel

eBook - 2009
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Explosive elements converge one early September night in a Florida men's club revealing the seamy underside of American life at the moment before the world changed. Reluctantly bringing her daughter to her men's club office when her babysitter falls ill, stripper April endeavors to keep her child safe while servicing a wealthy foreign client, while a drunken regular angrily retaliates for being thrown out of the club.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780393068849
0393068846
Characteristics: 1 online resource (537 pages)

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ChristchurchLib Apr 15, 2013

"Taking place in the days leading up to 9/11, this wrenching novel has all the tension of a thriller, but the empathy displayed for its characters is more often found in literary fiction. It's narrated by several individuals, and therefore introduces you to their hopes, dreams, and disappointments, but the story focuses on the intersection of three people at a men's club on a single night in Florida. These are April, a stripper who has had to bring her young daughter to work with her; Bassam, a wealthy if remote foreign client; and AJ, a despairing alcoholic who has been thrown out of the club for getting too handsy with one of the dancers. Their collision is slower than the one featured in author Andre Dubus' bestselling The House of Sand and Fog, but no less memorable." April 2013 Fiction A to Z newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=622464

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Jul 25, 2008

Certainly not as good as House of Sand and Fog. Too long and repetitive. Many of the characters seemed like caricatures of themselves.

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Jul 25, 2008

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Jul 25, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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