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Edinburgh: A Novel

October 17, 2009 by · 5 Comments 


Fee is a talented Korean-American soprano in a boys' choir in Maine whose choir proves to be a pedophile. Fee and his friends are forced to endure the pain, shame and pain that persist long after the director is imprisoned. Fee survives although his friends are not, but a deep horror and fear that accompanies his self-destructive days of school and then, until he meets a young student named prefect is beautiful. . . More>>

Edinburgh: A Novel

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5 Responses to “Edinburgh: A Novel”
  1. Jill Clardy says:

    It was a difficult book to read not only by the issue of oppression, but because of the lyrical, poetic style of writing is sometimes disjointed. When I was 20 or 30 pages in the book, I asked myself: "Do you really want to know more about this pederast and faced their victims of violence?" But much anyway because the book 's is that 224 pages, and finally was rewarded for my patience. The story begins when APHI share Zhe, nicknamed, a 12-year-old boy from Korea who was admitted to a prestigious children's choir. Clearly, an immediate payment for this award Choir members of his choir, but everyone is too afraid or ashamed to do something. The book staggers from scene to scene with so many sordid details left to the imagination, but some of the prose is so ambiguous, incomplete sentences and thoughts of hanging, my reaction was sometimes "Huh? What does it mean? "Finally, the chorus is revealed, pleaded guilty to 12 counts of child abuse and sentenced to prison. His imprisonment, however, does not torture some of his victims. Two friends eventually committed suicide rates and the rate is tormented by memories, nightmares and the realization that he too is gay. He works in strange ways, the rebels, and experiments with drugs and casual sex. FARE does not finally settle into a relationship with Bridey, and move together in the Maine permit fees for temporary employment as a swim coach, teaching in a small private school where it happened, Prefect, son of the convicted person Pedophilia is a student. Lower prices for Warden and are beginning to resemble the pattern repeats itself. Despite the sordid plot is easy to identify with the anguish and introspection rate persists in his quest to find his place in the world. The end of the book was a satisfactory conclusion to what is ultimately a very sad story.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. D. Homsher says:

    While suicide, harassment and frolic naked in a camp for teenagers driving to choir director of adults could be considered extreme, the main characters of these devices under control to be well integrated, attractive and resolutely in the fight during the first part of the novel. Unfortunately, this is reversed in the last quarter. This is an area of increasingly bizarre and unrealistic is forced to the protagonists, who begin to behave in a way that seems artificial and false. Instead of raising the pulse, the action caused Jacked my interest rate and prefect of the flag. At this stage, the writing seems to be less focused and more opaque. Some passages were almost incomprehensible to me – I suspect gaps reading test. Finally, instead of confronting the "fox" and forcing Warden and Tarifa, at the end, to tackle head on with themselves and their relationship, the author chooses to ignore. And as a reader, which is how I felt too, abandoned.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. Anonymous says:

    Chee has a new style / new modern writing that evokes his generation and his youth. It communicates feelings and anxiety, as has rarely been done before. Its believable characters and their vision of the challenges of life is heartbreaking. He plays the gay theme beautifully. Thuroughly I enjoyed this book and eagerly await his next book. Boston / 03 enero
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Larry Mark says:

    I recommend this book without giving the plot. The author is Amerasian and this book has mixed East and West, an Eastern myth in the form of a Greek tragedy. As a tragedy, the novel begins with a prologue, which I think should be read in the beginning and end of the book to get the full effect of the story. What follows is a chorus of tragey unemployed, but the history of some choir boys in Maine. The prose is so lyrical present tense, the reader is drawn like a car accident can not stop watching, but can be painful, you are reading. The lake at summer camp, the chorus is yet, but the author shows that waves of abuse choir are waves that are deep, broad, and the invisible, but which is as devastating as a result the black plague.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. What is so remarkable first novel by Alexander Chee Edinburgh is that it does what is so difficult to do: take what is ugly and despicable, and creates a compelling, accurate and complete, yes, a beautiful story of the same. Weaving prose with Korean folklore, Chee permeates the novel with an almost dreamlike state, one where the dream is a nightmare as a party, and the rose-tinted memories of a childhood gone too fast. APHI Zee (aka Fee) is a 12-year-old singer in a choir of children from Maine, where it is revealed that the choir director, Big Eric, is a selective group of boys, and preparation and then subjected to frequent sexual abuse. That the book progresses, we see the connection rate to the other boys in the group and its relationship particularly strong with a great favorite with children Eric, Peter. We are attracted and feel the pain when the rate is what the chorus, understand what it is, but not being able to remotely horrific acts of sexual abuse "of his homosexuality and his own emergence attraction for Peter . But that fee – which is a mixture of Korean and Scotland – also can not reconcile is the fact that it is not, like Peter, is not fair and n 'is not a favorite of Eric. Thus, Chee explores two fascinating and important aspects of living expenses: abuse complex and confusing emotional relationship can sometimes have with the author, and the devastating feeling of being outside, being a child appears that most others. It is a fascinating dance performed Chee and made a subtle way, with characters and prose that is rich and full and deeply human. Years later, when high Tarifa – barely survived a period of profound self-destructive – the concerns of their young hands like a shadow on their present. Begins teaching in a school readiness when he met a student named prefect attractive. With this turn of events, Chee brilliantly woven into a feeling of imminent danger that permeates the second half of the book. We take care of the adult fare. Sorry for Warden. The result is a very complex set of emotions that the reader is put through the attraction Fee Warden fear, we feel deep need to share to pay a penance for a crime he did not commit, and we know the risk if you share in the wrong direction, meaning that the percentage results in the guilt of survival that others do not. This is a brilliant balancing act, which shows us with total honesty, that the subtle effect of sexual abuse of a child can sometimes persist into adulthood. Edinburgh is not easy reading. Those who have survived childhood traumas Special can be a difficult time with him, but history and the dynamics between the characters are true, sometimes beautiful and sometimes horribly ugly, and the novel – when all is said and done — brilliantly written and perfectly executed. A fascinating work, commitment and movement not to be missed.
    Rating: 5 / 5