Pete Beatty – Cuyahoga

Pete Beatty Cuyahoga recensie en informatie over de inhoud van deze nieuwe Amerikaanse historische roman. Op 7 oktober 2020 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Scribner Book Company de eerste roman van de Amerikaanse schrijver Pete Beatty. Er is nog geen Nederlandse vertaling van de roman verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Pete Beatty Cuyahoga Recensie en Informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de roman Cuyahoga. Het boek is geschreven door Pete Beatty. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de debuutroman van de Amerikaanse schrijver Pete Beatty.

Pete Beatty Cuyahoga Recensie


  • Schrijver: Pete Beatty (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Amerikaanse roman, historische roman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner Book Company
  • Verschijnt: 6 oktober 2020
  • Omvang: 272 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook / Luisterboek

Flaptekst van de debuutroman van Pete Beatty

Big Son is a spirit of the times–the times being 1837. Behind his broad shoulders, shiny hair, and church-organ laugh, Big Son practically made Ohio City all by himself. The feats of this proto-superhero have earned him wonder and whiskey toasts but very little in the way of fortune. And without money, Big cannot become an honest husband to his beloved Cloe (who may or may not want to be his wife, honestly).

In pursuit of a steady wage, our hero hits the (dirt) streets of Ohio City and Cleveland, the twin towns racing to become the first great metropolis of the West. Their rivalry reaches a boil over the building of a bridge across the Cuyahoga River–and Big stumbles right into the kettle. The resulting misadventures involve elderly terrorists, infrastructure collapse, steamboat races, wild pigs, and multiple ruined weddings.

Narrating this “deliriously fun” (Brian Phillips) tale is Medium Son–known as Meed–apprentice coffin maker, almanac author, orphan, and the younger brother of Big. Meed finds himself swept up in the action, and he is forced to choose between brotherly love and his own ambitions. His uncanny voice–plain but profound, colloquial but surprisingly poetic–elevates a slapstick frontier tale into a screwball origin myth for the Rust Belt.

In Cuyahoga, tragedy and farce jumble together in a riotously original voice. Evoking the Greek classics and the Bible alongside nods to Looney Tunes, Charles Portis, and Flannery O’Connor, Pete Beatty has written a rollicking revisionist (mid)Western with universal themes of family and fate–an old, weird America that feels brand new.

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