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Sugar Run: A Novel von Mesha Maren
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Sugar Run: A Novel (Original 2018; 2019. Auflage)

von Mesha Maren (Autor)

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"A heady admixture of explosive plot and taut, burnished prose . . . Mesha Maren writes like a force of nature." --Lauren Groff, author of Florida In 1989, Jodi McCarty is seventeen years old when she's sentenced to life in prison. When she's released eighteen years later, she finds herself at a Greyhound bus stop, reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom but determined to chart a better course for herself. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian Mountains, she heads south in search of someone she left behind, as a way of finally making amends. There, she meets and falls in love with Miranda, a troubled young mother living in a motel room with her children. Together they head toward what they hope will be a fresh start. But what do you do with your past--and with a town and a family that refuses to forget, or to change? Set within the charged insularity of rural West Virginia, Mesha Maren's Sugar Run is a searing and gritty debut about making a break for another life, the use and treachery of makeshift families, and how, no matter the distance we think we've traveled from the mistakes we've made, too often we find ourselves standing in precisely the place we began.… (mehr)
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Titel:Sugar Run: A Novel
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Info:Algonquin Books (2019), Edition: General, 320 pages
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Sugar Run von Mesha Maren (2018)

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3.5 stars ( )
  snakes6 | Aug 25, 2020 |
The book has merit, but I couldn't bear to read it. Almost finished it, but had to put it aside. Unutterably sad. ( )
  cmt100 | Jul 5, 2019 |
The author creates a vivid cast of characters, but I found them to be unlikable and self-destructive. Drugs, alcohol, child endangerment, fracking, Appalachian poverty. Perhaps an original concept, but wouldn't rate it worth the read. ( )
  MM_Jones | Apr 4, 2019 |
Beautifully written, but a very tense read as I waited for the characters' questionable decisions to come crashing down like a house of cards. ( )
  akaGingerK | Feb 27, 2019 |
How many times should a reader scream NO, STOP, DON'T DO THAT to every character in a three hundred page novel? In this one, you'll lose count as you follow Jodi, who's just been paroled for a murder she committed when she was eighteen, as she attempts to rescue the brother of Paula, the girlfriend she killed, from his violent family. On the way, she's taken up by Miranda, who's on the run from her faded country music star husband with her three young sons. Jodi's fantasy of making a new family in the rundown shack left to her by her grandmother in the mountains of West Virginia is doomed from the start, so there's no suspense in the quest itself. The only question is who/what's going to finally finish her off: her parole officer, her drug-dealing brothers, Miranda's pill habit, Jodi's own self-destructive tendencies, or the fracking crew that's set up on the homestead adjacent to the land that was sold off for non-payment of taxes while she was incarcerated. Betrayed by everyone except the little kids, a kindly neighbor, and a Mexican refugee, it's only the quality of the writing, and the nature of Paula’s murder, as it spins out in look-backs, that kept me from joining Jodi in complete despair. Not for the faint of heart.

Quotes: "She'd always seen herself like this, as if on camera. Under other eyes she moved more smoothly."

"When I was little, I thought there was a me-shaped space, and when I found it I'd know it. There were hundreds of millions of spaces and you had to find the one that was right."

"She could see now how she'd laid the old pattern over her new life like the fragile tissue-paper outlines used to cut dresses. She'd carefully unfolded it and tried to fit them all inside, smothering any real chance they'd had. She'd never even acknowledged the possibility of other possibilities." ( )
  froxgirl | Feb 7, 2019 |
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"A heady admixture of explosive plot and taut, burnished prose . . . Mesha Maren writes like a force of nature." --Lauren Groff, author of Florida In 1989, Jodi McCarty is seventeen years old when she's sentenced to life in prison. When she's released eighteen years later, she finds herself at a Greyhound bus stop, reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom but determined to chart a better course for herself. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian Mountains, she heads south in search of someone she left behind, as a way of finally making amends. There, she meets and falls in love with Miranda, a troubled young mother living in a motel room with her children. Together they head toward what they hope will be a fresh start. But what do you do with your past--and with a town and a family that refuses to forget, or to change? Set within the charged insularity of rural West Virginia, Mesha Maren's Sugar Run is a searing and gritty debut about making a break for another life, the use and treachery of makeshift families, and how, no matter the distance we think we've traveled from the mistakes we've made, too often we find ourselves standing in precisely the place we began.

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