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In a Shallow Grave A Soldier Named Garnet Montrose Returns Home To Coastal Virginia Bearing A Grotesque Injury Which Is Nauseatingly Repellent To Anyone Who Sees Him He Hires Two Young Male Caretakers, Quintus Pearch And Potter Daventry, Who Look After His Disability They Also Act As A Go Between With Garnet S Childhood Sweetheart, Now The Widow Georgina Rance, Delivering Her Messages In A Desperate Attempt To Restart Their Interrupted Relationship.With Vivid Gothic Imagery And Drama, Purdy Explores The Varieties Of Love And The Powerful Transformations It Can Make In Anyone S Life Readers Will Not Soon Forget Garnet, Quintus, And Daventry For The Genuine Human Love That They Share And Reject And How They Discover Their Way In The World.

10 thoughts on “In a Shallow Grave

  1. says:

    Five on a scale of five No, 13 on a scale of 10 Imagine the combined spirits of Faulkner and Flannery O Connor on LSD, channeling Rimbaud and Kafka who are trying to outdo each other paragraph by paragraph, chapter by chapter, like jazz musicians trading eights This is the book they would write Layers and layers with surprise after surprise, every idea and action is qualified or contradicted, then contradicted again and that contradict

  2. says:

    This is the perfect book for anyone looking to discover or explore the works of James Purdy In only 140 pages he displays the elements and characteristics of his highly literary writing a mysterious Southern Gothic style, an unconventional narration which stimulates thought, dramatic turns of plot suggesting the supernaturaland a touch of violence If you ve read William Faulkner and or Cormac McCarthy you will sense a resemblance, while al

  3. says:

    his book is one of the darkest that Purdy has written, about a veteran named Garnet Montrose who returns to his Southern home totally disfigured and nauseatingly repellent to anyone who sees him His primary relationships are with two young men, Quintus Pearch and Potter Daventry, whom he hires to rub his feet and deliver messages to his childhood sweetheart, now the widow Georgina Rance The story is told in first person, and once you get caugh

  4. says:

    incredible, like nothing I ve read before

  5. says:

    Sometimes when you think you ve hit on a hidden gem you find out by the time the ending comes around that you ve been tricked all along Indeed, if you look at the reviews on this site you see a lot of comparison of James Purdy to other great writers While I may admire a lot of what James Purdy is doing in this book the whole doesn t come together all that well in the end, at...

  6. says:

    What wonderful language, encompassing the sorrows and wastes of life and misplaced love The protagonist, whose youthful good looks have been obliterated by a wartime explosion, goes through an extended period of recovery, encompassing sexual attractions that span races and genders Yet this is an old fashioned setting in rural coastal Virginia I want to start in again at the beginning to savor the language I didn t fully get the first time One of the sugge

  7. says:

    What a demented little book What a fucked up mess Purdy is a special writer, fo sho The Goodreaders comparing his brand of Southern Gothic to Faulkner and O Connor are onto something I feel the aura of Poe here, as well there s a dark comedy here, and a sort of Old Testament severity, as well but In a Shallow Grave is finally a unique delight I mean, it s a love story, innit A masochistic fantasy nightmare, yeah, but also a story about deep passions and unkno

  8. says:

    I wasn t sure at all what this book would be like going into it, but I m glad to say that it was absolutely excellent and a wonderful story that holds all the atmosphere of the south in an almost gothic sort of way, complete with great characters with a lot of depth.

  9. says:

    initially kind of slow going, and then, at around the halfway point, weirdly transfixing although i like william faulkner and carson mccullers, john jeremiah sullivan, etc i ve always felt completely baselessly that i m not super into the south again, let me reiterate, a completely baseless claim, especially considering the dearth of southern literature i ve read i ve read not a single story by flannery o connor, oops for some reason in a shallow grave let me realize

  10. says:

    Dieses Buch und seine Geschichte ist verwirrend interessant interessant verwirrend Ich kann es nicht einordnen weder war das Buch toll, noch war es schlecht Dennoch konnte ich es nicht aus der Hand legen und aufh ren zu lesen Wahrschnlich beruht dies auf der Geschichte selbst, die undefinierbar ist f r mich mit einem Hautcharakter, der h ufig abschweift, mal verwirrt, mal gar nicht handelt und auf dem wunderbaren Schreibstil, der trotz unverl sslichen Erz hler sehr fl ss

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