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A spectacularly inventive debut novel that reinvents the tall tale for our times—“Cuyahoga defies all modest description…[it] is ten feet tall if it’s an inch, and it’s a ramshackle joy from start to finish” Brian Phillips, author of Impossible Owls Big Son is a spirit of the times—the times beingBehind his broad shoulders, shiny hair, and churchorgan laugh, Big Son practically made Ohio City all by himself The feats of this prontosuperhero have earned him wonder and whiskey toasts but very little in the way of fortune And without money, Big cannot become an honest husband to his beloved Cloe who may or may not want to be his wife, honestly In pursuit of a steady wage, our hero hits the dirt streets of Ohio City and Cleveland, the twin towns racing to become the first great metropolis of the West Their rivalry reaches a boil over the building of a bridge across the Cuyahoga River—and Big stumbles right into the kettle The resulting misadventures involve elderly terrorists, infrastructure collapse, steamboat races, wild pigs, and multiple ruined weddings Narrating this “deliriously fun” Brian Phillips tale is Medium Son—known as Meed—apprentice coffin maker, almanac author, orphan, and the younger brother of Big Meed finds himself swept up in the action, and he is forced to choose between brotherly love and his own ambitions His uncanny voice—plain but profound, colloquial but surprisingly poetic—elevates a slapstick frontier tale into a screwball origin myth for the Rust Belt In Cuyahoga, tragedy and farce jumble together in a riotously original voice Evoking the Greek classics and the Bible alongside nods to Looney Tunes, Charles Portis, and Flannery O’Connor, Pete Beatty has written a rollicking revisionist midWestern with universal themes of family and fate—an old, weird America that feels brand new ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☉ Psiconutrición. Aprende a tener una relación saludable con la comida Autor Griselda Herrero Mart n – Lavons.co.uk and it’s a ramshackle joy from start to finish” Brian Phillips [BOOKS] ✯ Moonsong (The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters, ✹ L.J. Smith – Lavons.co.uk author of Impossible Owls Big Son is a spirit of the times—the times beingBehind his broad shoulders ➶ La lanza rota (Leyendas de Kalomaar Free ➬ Author Alberto Rojas – Lavons.co.uk shiny hair [Download] ✤ Im Trying to Love Math Author Bethany Barton – Lavons.co.uk and churchorgan laugh [KINDLE] ❆ For Every Cat an Angel By Christine Davis – Lavons.co.uk Big Son practically made Ohio City all by himself The feats of this prontosuperhero have earned him wonder and whiskey toasts but very little in the way of fortune And without money [BOOKS] ✬ Einstein By Gabriel Emanuel – Lavons.co.uk Big cannot become an honest husband to his beloved Cloe who may or may not want to be his wife [Download] ➹ Embryology Coloring Book Author George Matsumura – Lavons.co.uk honestly In pursuit of a steady wage ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Embriologia By George Matsumura ✸ – Lavons.co.uk our hero hits the dirt streets of Ohio City and Cleveland ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☂ Existentialism and Romantic Love Author Skye Cleary – Lavons.co.uk the twin towns racing to become the first great metropolis of the West Their rivalry reaches a boil over the building of a bridge across the Cuyahoga River—and Big stumbles right into the kettle The resulting misadventures involve elderly terrorists [PDF / Epub] ★ La tentación del fracaso By Julio Ramón Ribeyro – Lavons.co.uk infrastructure collapse ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Nathalie: Confessions Of A Fashion Model: The Dark Side Of The Fashion Industry - Monarch Mind Control, Slavery And Sexual Abuse (English Edition) By Nathalie Augustina ⚣ – Lavons.co.uk steamboat races [Read] ➪ Baby reflux By Stephanie Lampe – Lavons.co.uk wild pigs [Ebook] ➠ La araña enamorada By Blanca Álvarez – Lavons.co.uk and multiple ruined weddings Narrating this “deliriously fun” Brian Phillips tale is Medium Son—known as Meed—apprentice coffin maker ❴PDF / Epub❵ ✅ Fantasmas Y Casas Embrujadas De Chile Author César Parra – Lavons.co.uk almanac author [Reading] ➿ Canciones punk para señoritas autodestructivas Author Daniel Hidalgo – Lavons.co.uk orphan ❮BOOKS❯ ✯ The Ageless Wisdom Author Torkom Saraydarian – Lavons.co.uk and the younger brother of Big Meed finds himself swept up in the action ❰EPUB❯ ✰ Manual de antiayuda Author Peto Menahem – Lavons.co.uk and he is forced to choose between brotherly love and his own ambitions His uncanny voice—plain but profound ❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ The Iliad Author Homer – Lavons.co.uk colloquial but surprisingly poetic—elevates a slapstick frontier tale into a screwball origin myth for the Rust Belt In Cuyahoga [Ebook] ➩ Iliada, By Homer – Lavons.co.uk tragedy and farce jumble together in a riotously original voice Evoking the Greek classics and the Bible alongside nods to Looney Tunes ❃ [EPUB] ✻ Max Urdemales, abogado sobrenatural By Francisco Ortega ➜ – Lavons.co.uk Charles Portis ❴Epub❵ ➜ War Game Author Michael Foreman – Lavons.co.uk and Flannery O’Connor ☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Los Cuatro Amigos De Siempre By Gilberto Rendón Ortiz ✐ – Lavons.co.uk Pete Beatty has written a rollicking revisionist midWestern with universal themes of family and fate—an old ➸ EMBLEMAS ROSACRUCES Free ➮ Author Daniel Cramer – Lavons.co.uk weird America that feels brand new You need to ease yourself into the rhythms of this book, rhythms which may feel dense and impenetrable until you track our narrator’s idiosyncratic speaking style But once you do (and truthfully, it won’t take that long)wow, what a wonderful book Cuyahoga follows the exploits of local largerthanlife Big Son, as related by his brother, Middle (or Meed) What starts as a tall tale expands into a profile of Ohio City and its rival sister city, Cleveland, and ultimately takes some unexpected turns and takes on a variety of tones Meed’s voice is at turns expansive and unreliable and insightful and loving and resentful, but ultimately completely compelling I can’t recommend this book highly enough such a unique, confident debut for author Beatty. Cleveland was on the eastern bluff at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River As Cleveland grew, handfuls of folks spilled the river looking for an emptinessto their likingIn order to make good emptiness, you have got to clear landbutwe only nibbled out our few acresthe trouble come when the nibbling spread out into eatingup, the words of Middle Son (Meed) In describing his brother, Big Son (Big), My brother was democratic in his featshung church bells onehandedhunted one hundred rabbits in a daythis taste come from his first featwhen he whipped ten thousand trees This is a story of the west This is a tall tale, the tale of how Big cleared ground for Ohio, in 1837, for a town on the western bluff of the Cuyahoga River Dueling towns would soon be jockeying for dominance.At first, Big did not mind his empty palmsit were enough for him to be wondered at and adoredbutthe only income Big had ever known was wonder won by feats He needed a real job, one that would provide him with a wage and a prospect and a Cloe (The girl he was aiming to marry) Would Big get the girl? Meed, as narrator, provides commentary of his brother's adventures and misadventures.A tale of two testy cities, warring about a bridge being built over the Cuyahoga River, funded solely by the deep pockets of wealthy Cleveland resident Mr Clark Built in the interest of the future of the two citiesin perpetuity free without toll The bridge built at the Columbus Road came out of the fat farm country [and] would roll down the hill straight into Cleveland and never into Ohio City starving the little sister of commerce and custom Residents would face challenges, perhaps the bridge was a nuisance to greater good!Cuyahoga by Pete Beatty is populated with humorous characters who converse in colorful language Our narrator, Big's brother Meed, works as a coffin maker A good coffin will do as a bencha chest of linensa wardrobe if you turn it on end Dogstadter Gricer (Dog) was a considerable success as a whiskey grocer, but his true gift lies in spinning wild stories from between his frightful teeth Ozia Basket (Oze), a teamster, had a barn full of mules, all with respectable Bible names These are just a few residents of Ohio City the reader will encounter everyone has a story to tell here in wildly entertaining fashion Debut author Beatty has written a novel that is a comical, quirky, imaginative romp Very original and highly recommended.Thank you Scribner and Net Galley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review., Pete Beatty's debut novel CUYAHOGA is as comically genius as a Coen Brothers film; his narrative skill and voice as singular as Faulkner's; his imagination as dizzying and expansive as the talltale feats of hero Big Son it recalls Page by page, I felt like the top of my head had blown off: even the most seemingly thrownaway lines left me astonished at their efficiency and beauty A most startlingly original novel, CUYAHOGA is as close a reading experience to first discovering Salinger and Nabokov as I have ever found I am so grateful to the author and to his publisher Scribner for an early advance copy of this remarkable debut. I don’t like to write disappointing reviews and I always try to find something nice to say, if possible, since every author spills his/her guts out to tell a story and a publisher found merit in the work or would not have invested in the book So, this isthan a little embarrassing, because this is my first review for a book requested from Edelweiss, and I (literally) asked for it (double entendre, intended) Let’s start with the good stuff The cover art of the book is lovely Next, the title – so romantic – Cuyahoga (Crooked River) And, the period – WOW – pioneers settling the Northwest Territory, circa early 1800’s, in Ohio City and Cleveland, shortly after Ohio was admitted to the Union as the 17th state, on March 1803 This had all the makings of something I would love: I grew up in the region, I was feeling nostalgic, and the publisher’s blurb was appealing.So where did the book go wrong for me? My expectations I was looking to be transported to a pioneering atmosphere in a beautiful sylvan and wild nature setting, resplendent with rivers, lakes and falls (so prevalent in the region) Everything was there but in a Phantasmagorical hodgepodge that made no sense to me at all To compound my confusion, neither the written language nor the writing style was in any way appealing (some kind of poetic device to correlate with the phantasmagorical theme?).(Columbus Street Bridge c 1837)The story of the rival Ohio City and Cleveland communities attempting to blow up the Columbus Street Bridge is based on some fact, also the Cuyahoga river fires occurred over periods as early as the period of this book due to spills and pollution of flammable materials As for the rest of the nonsense described, I can’t be sure because it I could not follow much of it.Getting back to the positive, and since a very clever poetic device (certainly any humor) might have gone right over my head, I conclude that if you love fantasy, allegorical, creative language, and literary invention then this may be the book for you And although I prefer literary convention but don’t want to seem narrowminded, I’ve rated the book (rounded up to) three stars in deference to mycreative literary Friends (who probably have a better sense of humor than me).Thank you Edelweiss, Scribner, Simon Shuster, for giving me the opportunity to read Cuyahoga, by Pete Beatty, in exchange for my own, honest opinion.