I Felt A Funeral, in My Brain

I Felt A Funeral, in My Brain

Book - 2018 | First edition
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For most of his young life Avery has dealt with his alcoholic mother with the help of his grandfather Pal--he immerses himself in poetry and popular music, and now that high school is over for the summer, he makes out with his best friend Luca (who understands about alcoholic mothers), but the death of his grandfather creates a hole in his life that he can not seem to crawl out of.
Publisher: New York, NY : PUSH, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780545709569
Branch Call Number: WALTON
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 19 cm

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For most of his young life Avery has dealt with his alcoholic mother with the help of his grandfather Pal--he immerses himself in poetry and popular music, and now that high school is over for the summer, he makes out with his best friend Luca (who understands about alcoholic mothers), but the de... Read More »


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JCLChrisK May 09, 2019

I'm so glad I was able to read this all in one sitting, because that's what it deserves. What it compels. There are ostensibly chapters, but they aren't really breaks and once you dive into the book you want to stay submerged until the end. Because you don't dive into a story so much as into a character, his jumble of thoughts and emotions as he grieves and grows. Avery's narration is stuttering and fragmentary, skipping from past to present, prose to poetry, context to context, perspective to perspective, and description to memory to commentary to imaginings. And it works beautifully. It is original and unique and immensely affecting. If you love to read you will love reading this.

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