Centuries of June

Centuries of June

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Keith Donohue has been praised for his vivid imagination and for evoking "the otherworldly with humor and the ordinary with wonder" (Audrey Niffenegger). His first novel, The Stolen Child , was a national bestseller, and his second novel, Angels of Destruction , was hailed as "a magical tale of love and redemption that is as wonderfully written as it is captivating" ( Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ). Centuries of June is a bold departure, a work of dazzling breadth and technical virtuosity.

Set in the bathroom of an old house just before dawn on a night in June, Centuries of June is a black comedy about a man who is attempting to tell the story of how he ended up on the floor with a hole in his head. But he keeps getting interrupted by a series of suspects--eight women lying in the bedroom just down the hall. Each woman tells a story drawn from five centuries of American myth and legend in a wild medley of styles and voices.

Centuries of June is a romp through history, a madcap murder mystery, an existential ghost story, and a stunning tour de force at once ingenious, sexy, inspiring, and ultimately deeply moving.
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2011]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780307450289
9780307450296
9780307450302
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 24 cm

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Dec 22, 2015

Very disappointing. Abandoned after the first chapter (the Bear). Could not get into it.

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