[[ PDF / Epub ]] ★ The Standard Grand Author Jay Baron Nicorvo – Diclofenac16.us

The Standard Grand A Desperate Masterpiece Of A Debut That Tells A Huge Hearted American Saga Of Love, Violence, War, Conspiracy And The Aftermath Of Them All.When An Army Trucker Goes AWOL Before Her Third Deployment, She Ends Up Sleeping In Central Park There, She Meets A Vietnam Vet And Widower Who Inherited A Tumbledown Borscht Belt Resort Converted Into A Halfway House For Homeless Veterans, The Standard And Its Two Thousand Acres Over The Marcellus Shale Formation Is Coveted By A Houston Based Multinational Company Toward What End, Only A Corporate Executive Knows.With Three Violent Acts At Its Center A Mauling, A Shooting, A Mysterious Death Decades In The Past And Set Largely In The Catskills, The Standard Grand Spans An Epic Year In The Lives Of Its Diverse Cast A Female Veteran Protagonist, A Mesoamerican Lesbian Landman, A Mercenary Security Contractor Keeping Secrets And Seeking Answers, A Conspiratorial Gang Of Combat Vets Fighting To Get Peaceably By, And A Cougar Along With Appearances By Sammy Davis, Jr And Senator Al Franken All Of The Characters Soldiers, Civilians Struggle To Discover That What Matters Most Is Not That They Ve Caused No Harm, But How They Make Amends For The Harm They Ve Caused.The Standard Grand Confronts A Glaring Cultural Omission The Absence Of Women In Our War Stories Like The Best Of Its Characters Who Aspire To Goodness Than Greatness This American Novel Hopes To Darn A Hole Or Two In The Frayed National Fabric Bonnie Jo Campbell, Author Of AMERICAN SALVAGE And ONCE UPON A RIVER

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    An Army trucker goes AWOL before her third deployment and ends up sleeping in Central Park She meets a Vietnam Vet and widower who has inherited a tumbledown Borscht Belt resort that s been converted into a halfway house for homeless veterans.The strong characters in this book deal with war, love and loss The difficulty returning soldiers have to go through The book does have a slow start that might put some readers off Not usually my type of book but I did quite enjoy it.I would like to tha An Army trucker goes ...


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    No Love in the Writer, No Love in the Reader My former sister in law deployed to Iraq in 2008 as part of the surge Her MOS Military Occupational Specialty was 88M, motor transport operator She drove trucks, one of the most dangerous jobs in the Army About halfway through her difficult deployment, my brother got word she was having an affair with another soldier.After fifteen months, her tour ended, and she returned stateside Stationed a couple thousand miles from my brother, she cut off a No Love in the Writer, No Love in the Reader My former sister in law deployed to Iraq in 2008 as part of the surge Her MOS Military Occupational Specialty was 88M, motor transport operator She drove trucks, one of the most dangerous jobs in the Army About halfway through her difficult deployment, my brother got word she was having an affair with another soldier.After fifteen months, her tour ended, and she returned stateside Stationed a couple thousand miles from my brother, she cut off all communication None of us could reach her e mailing, calling, texting we had no idea what had become of her In that absence of information, while my brother went out of his mind with grief and confusion, I ...


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    Acomplete review is available on my blog book just didn t hit the spot for me Most of the story dragged I didn t find it humorous and the mystery wasn t enough to keep my attention I actually had to leave this book several times and come back to it while reading other books in order to finish it There were some questions that I had throughout the book but the book ended without ever answering those questions, ruining any chance of any myster Acomplete review is available on my blog book just didn t hit the spot for me Most of the story dragged I didn t find it humorous and the mystery wasn t enough to keep my attention I actually had to leave this book several times and come back to it while reading other books in order to finish it There were some questions that I had throughout the book but the book ended without ever answering those questions, ruining any chance of any mystery with a climactic ending The writing is strange and very choppy I did enjoy Bellum s character and Bellum s story about her childhood and marriage made me understand why she did certain things later Most of the characters were very interesting but I think I enjoyed their back storiesthan...


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    To me, the most beautiful thing about Jay Baron Nicorvo s THE STANDARD GRAND was its unwillingness to cast away the dark skies gathering over America Instead, Nicorvo gives us a beacon of hope in these increasingly troubled times With the language of a poet, Nicorvo brings a vivid imagery and relentless beauty to his narrative, creating an entirely lyrical world for the reader.Much like DeLillo, Nicorvo has also mastered the art of witty, realistic dialogue like few others I ve read His char To me, the most beautiful thing about Jay Baron Nicorvo s THE STANDARD GRAND was its unwillingness to cast away the dark skies gathering over America Instead, Nicorvo gives us a beacon of hope in these increasingly troubled times With the language of a poet, Nicorvo brings a vivid imagery and relentless beauty to his narrative, creating an entirely lyrical world for the reader.Much like DeLillo, Nicorvo has also mastered the ar...


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    A loaded gun wants to go off Critics have compared Nicorvo s brilliant debut novel to the work of Heller, and indeed, it seems destined to become the go to story of those that have served in the unwinnable morass created by the US government against the people of the Middle East a drawdown war forever flaring up It s created a tremendous amount of buzz already I was lucky enough to read it free and in advance for the purpose of a review, thanks to Net Galley and St Martin s Press, but to A loaded gun wants to go off Critics have compared Nicorvo s brilliant debut novel to the work of Heller, and indeed, it seems destined to become the go to story of those that have served in the unwinnable morass created by the US government against the people of the Middle East a drawdown war forever flaring up It s created a tremendous amount of buzz already I was lucky enough to read it free and in advance for the purpose of a review, thanks to Net Galley and St Martin s Press, but today it s available to the public You should buy it and read it, maybethan once The story starts with a list of the characters involved, but the way it s presented provides a tantalizing taste of the author s voice The page heading tells us these are The Concerns , and the subheadings divide them into practical categories, such as The Smith Family, the Employees of IRJ, Inc., and The Vete...


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    The Standard Grand by Jay Baron NicorvoThis is not my usual reading fare When I was finished I was ready for something lighter with a happily ever after ending In one novel everything but the kitchen sink seemed to end up being discussed big business, war s , PTSD, atrocities, abuse, love, marriage, divorce, AWOL, war veterans, murder, religion, do gooders, abortion, adoption, the right to die, infidelity, intercultural relationships, anger, spying, homelessness, evil goodness the list goes o The Standard Grand by Jay Baron NicorvoThis is not my usual reading fare When I was finished I was ready for something lighter with a happily ever after ending In one novel everything but the kitchen sink seemed to end up being discussed big business, war s , PTSD, atrocities, abuse, love, marriage, divorce, AWOL, war veterans, murder, religion, do gooders, abortion, adoption, the right to die, infidelity, intercultural relationships, anger, spying, homelessness, evil goodness the list goes on It all fits in but does make for a long convoluted plot that left me wondering Wondering about what A lot of things mostly the things brought up in the book Who would I recommend this book to Tough question Readers who are interested in war veterans, big business, intrigue and are willing to think about the bigger picture while reading snippets of the lives of the bit ...


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    I thoroughly enjoyed this new authors novel A ragtag group of vets have holes up in the Catskills in a defunk resort Also chasing their own pts demons Soon to join them is a female deserter with PTSD after two tours running from a 3rd deployment a...


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    A Vietnam vet, vets from recent theatres of war, a deserter, civil rights, Alzheimer s, a run down holiday village in the Catskills, big business corruption and intimidation sounds a lot to cram into one book But it manages to also squeeze in a big cat mauling and death, a fair amount This is a hard book to get into, you are literally thrown around from page to page for the first quarter or so, trying to keep track of characters and plots although it does have a helpful index of the charac A Vietnam vet, vets from recent theatres of war, a deserter, civil rights, Alzh...


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    Note I received this book as part of a Goodreads promotional giveaway.While I don t lend a lot of credence to the summaries on the back of dust jackets, the one that appears on The Standard Grand did a poor job of gearing me for the story I was about to read From the description, I thought I was going to read something similar to Carl Hiaasen or El Leonard with larger than life characters and hijinks That is not the case and the book offers an interesting story if you ignore t...


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    Thanks to NetGalley, Jay Baron Nicorvo, and St Martin s Press for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.I read as a means to gain empathy, and when I saw the description of this book, I knew that I needed to read it.The book is real unflinchingly real I didn t connect with the first few pages because it was so unsparing and I realized I needed to be in the right headspace to really dive in Once I did though, I didn t stop until I finished I saw my friends in this book w Thanks to NetGalley, Jay Baron Nicorvo, and St Martin s Press for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.I read as a means to ...

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