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Generation Loss - Elizabeth Hand
Generation Loss
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Cass Neary made her name in the seventies as a photographer embedded in the burgeoning punk movement in New York City. Her pictures of the musicians and the hangers-on, the infamous, the damned, and the dead, earned her a brief moment of fame.Thirty years later she is adrift, on her way down, and... show more
Cass Neary made her name in the seventies as a photographer embedded in the burgeoning punk movement in New York City. Her pictures of the musicians and the hangers-on, the infamous, the damned, and the dead, earned her a brief moment of fame.Thirty years later she is adrift, on her way down, and almost out when an old acquaintance sends her on a mercy gig to interview a famously reclusive photographer who lives on an island in Maine. When she arrives Down East, Cass stumbles across a decades-old mystery that is still claiming victims, and she finds one final shot at redemption. Patricia Highsmith meets Patti Smith in this mesmerizing literary thriller.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156031349 (0156031345)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 292
Edition language: English
Series: Cass Neary (#1)
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Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
4.0 GENERATION LOSS by ELIZABETH HAND
Who would know that I would like a book about a occasional drug-using, petty thief, woman that's life has become stagnate after some early semi-fame. She's sent to interview one of the women she admires and finds out the woman doesn't know her and that there's some strange things happening. There's ...
Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it
3.5
Well, I was forewarned this was edgy. Our heroine, Ms. Neary, is almost unlikable. The book is described as a mystery, but it is not presented as a mystery. Nor does the NYC hard drinking, pill-popping, post-middle-aged, bookstore stockroom clerk, briefly famous (in her 20's) photographer go looki...
notyourmonkey
notyourmonkey rated it
5.0 Generation Loss
A book so exquisitely tailored to my own tastes, with the added bonus of writing that's just violently good. I mean. The seedy side of New York punk (which, you know, is actually saying something). Photography as a metaphor and a plot point and descriptions of which make my eyes ache to see these ph...
B. Morris Allen
B. Morris Allen rated it
3.0
I first encountered Elizabeth Hand via her debut novel, Winterlong. I thought it was great, if a bit opaque, and I liked her subsequent books, ├ćstival Tide and Icarus Descending, almost as much. Slightly earlier, I had also discovered similar writer Richard Grant, and was surprised to find they were...
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it
4.0
Invigorating--dark, lush prose and a dark, unprosaic lush as a protagonist. The novel--and Cass Neary--kept surprising amd seducing me. The end skewed more conventionally into crime guignol, but for much of its running time I wondered--in every sense of that word--where things were headed. Great ...
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