The Book of Ebenezer Le Page (New York Review Books Classics)

The Book of Ebenezer Le Page (New York Review Books Classics)

G.B. Edwards

Ebenezer Le web page, cantankerous, opinionated, and captivating, is among the so much compelling literary creations of the past due 20th century. 80 years outdated, Ebenezer has lived his entire lifestyles at the Channel Island of Guernsey, a stony speck of a spot stuck among the coasts of britain and France but an international except both. Ebenezer himself is fiercely self reliant, yet as he reaches the top of his lifestyles he's made up our minds to inform his personal tale and the tales of these he has identified. He writes of relatives secrets and techniques and feuds, unforgettable friendships and friendships betrayed, love glimpsed and misplaced. The ebook of Ebenezer Le Page is a superbly special chronicle of a existence, however it is both an indirect reckoning with the traumas of the 20th century, as Ebenezer remembers either the boys misplaced to the nice warfare and the German profession of Guernsey in the course of international battle II, and appears with depression on the encroachments of trade and tourism on his liked island.

G. B. Edwards worked in obscurity all his existence and accomplished The ebook of Ebenezer Le Page almost immediately earlier than his loss of life. released posthumously, the booklet is a triumph
of the storyteller’s artwork that evokes the extreme voice of a dwelling man.

"Imagine a weekend spent in deep dialog with a very good outdated guy, a crusty, clever, passionate and individualistic personality on the height of his powers as a raconteur, and you'll have a great principles of the impression of The publication of Ebenezer Le Page...It amuses, it entertains, it strikes us...” –The Washington Post

"A actual epic, as attractive because it is hilarious, it kind of feels sopping wet with the tough tidal beauties of its setting...For everyone nearing retirement, each latent author who hopes to go away his island and locate the literary mainland, its author–quiet, self-sufficient, tidy Homeric–remains a shopper saint." –Allan Gurganus, O Magazine

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