Nine shiny objects / Brian Castleberry.
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|Detroit Lakes Public Library||CAS (Text)||33500013284740||New||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||CAS (Text)||33500013284757||New||Checked out||10/07/2020|
- ISBN: 9780062984395
- ISBN: 006298439X
- Physical Description: 319 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Custom House, 
- Copyright: ©2020
June 26, 1947. Headlines across America report that an aviator from Idaho witnessed nine pulsating lights flying over the Cascade Mountains at speeds surpassing any aircraft built by humankind. Days later, a desperate Chicago pool hustler, inspired by the news, hitchhikes west in a fever-dream search for a possible extraterrestrial sign. A chance incounter with Saul Penrod, an Idaho farmer, and his family sets in motion the birth of "The Seekers"--a collective of outcasts, interlopers, and idealists devoted to creating a society where divisions of race, ethnicity, and sexuality are a thing of the past. Believing in their utopia, The Seekers attempt to settle in a community of their own creation. But one night their purpose is revealed in the wake of a horrific crime. In the decades that follow, the perpetrators, survivors, and their children will be forced to face the consequences of what happened.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1
In Castleberry's debut novel, nine overlapping narratives swirl around a utopian community led by a UFO-inspired charlatan and explore American idealism and despair. Coalescing in 1950s California, the Seekers seek equality and extraterrestrial wisdom but find skepticism and hostility. Relocating to the new Long Island suburb of Eden Gardens, the group's presence invites violence that resonates through the lives of a Harlem poet, a Phoenix radio-show conspiracist, a proto-punk rock star, and some traveling salesmen. Each character's chapter has its own voice, and swells with its own concerns, but they all crackle with tension and linger on loss. In one resonant narrative, the racist wife of one of the Eden Gardens aggressors longs for her estranged son; in another, a teenage girl navigates a night of pot and awkward boys. The perspectives overlap, but the composite leaves some questions unanswered, some connections intriguingly unrevealed. Though set in the second half of the twentieth century, and thick with nostalgia for its diners, highways, and well-trimmed suburban lawns, Castleberry's memorable tale probes fissures and anxieties that are undeniably current. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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