My sunshine away : a novel / M. O. Walsh.

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      9780399169526 (hbk.)
      0399169520 (hbk.)
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      WALSH, M. O. My sunshine away : a novel. [s. l.]: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2015. ISBN 9780399169526. Disponível em: Acesso em: 31 out. 2020.
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      Walsh MO. My Sunshine Away : A Novel. G. P. Putnam’s Sons; 2015. Accessed October 31, 2020.
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Booklist Reviews 2014 December #2

*Starred Review* Thought to be perfectly safe, suburban Baton Rouge in the late 1980s nevertheless had a vibe that was more Ozzy Osbourne than Ozzie Nelson. Still, the rape of 15-year-old Lindy Simpson just yards from her own home had repercussions throughout idyllic Woodland Hills, and the events of that summer and their remaining high-school years are narrated by the 14-year-old boy who worshiped Lindy from his bedroom window across the street. Himself one of four suspects, the narrator in Walsh's debut novel is driven by a misguided desire to solve the crime, deliver Lindy unscathed back in time, and win her heart. Only slightly deterred by the death of his sister and divorce of his parents, he eventually uncovers the truth but at a cost that virtually destroys everyone else in the process. Subtly malevolent in exposing the ways innocence can be corrupted, Walsh's distinctive exploration of teenage self-absorption and self-recrimination is told from the vantage point of the narrator as an adult who understands that teens are armed with most of the tools but little of the knowledge needed to take on the world. Suspenseful, compassionate, and absorbing, Walsh's word-perfect rendering of the doubts, insecurities, bravado, and idealism of teens deserves to be placed in the hands of readers of Tom Franklin, Hannah Pittard, and Jeffrey Eugenides. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2014 September #1

Folks have been talking about Walsh's debut since it was chosen as a BookExpo America Buzz Book. The setting is the hot Louisiana summer of 1989, the narrator is a 14-year-old boy obsessed with sunny-haired Lindy Simpson, and the plot centers on a terrible crime that upends the neighborhood.

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LJ Reviews 2014 November #2

The kids of Piney Creek Road in Baton Rouge, LA, live simply and happily, dreaming about school dances and racing one another on their street. But one evening in the summer of 1989, a terrible crime takes place. The event reverberates in the community for years to come, especially for one 14-year-old boy who was forever changed by what happened. This debut novel from the author of the award-winning short story collection The Prospect of Magic is much more than a simple coming-of-age story; it is a rumination on how events in one's life can appear differently depending on where and when they are experienced and recalled. VERDICT As a Baton Rouge native, Walsh gives the reader an intimate understanding of the place as if it were a beloved but misunderstood grandmother. Rarely does a new author display the skill to develop a page-turner with such a literary tone. Readers of both popular and literary fiction will get their fixes from this novel. [See Prepub Alert, 8/4/14.]—Shannon Greene, Greenville Technical Coll. Lib., SC

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PW Reviews 2015 January #4

In Walsh's debut, a horrible crime shatters a community in 1989 Baton Rouge, La., when teenager Lindy Simpson is raped and her attacker is never caught. The nameless narrator of this tale is an adolescent boy with a crush on Lindy. The narrator's love for Lindy manifests in a desperate desire to connect with her under any circumstances, causing him to be suspected of her assault. This need to connect grows stronger after his sister dies in a freak accident and that draws him and Lindy closer together. Everything comes to a head when he tries to play the hero and expose the man he thinks was her rapist on their street. Walsh's novel is both tenderly nostalgic and a window into a unique and specific corner of America. The narration moves seamlessly between the adult narrator's thoughts and his memories as a teenager. Despite the dark subject matter, this book is often charming, and thoroughly immersive. Agent: Renee Zuckerbrot, the Renee Zuckerbrot Literary Agency. (Feb.)

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