ALICE SEBOLD THE ALMOST MOON PDF

She grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia , where her father taught Spanish at the University of Pennsylvania. In the early hours of May 8, , while a freshman at Syracuse University , she was raped while walking home through a park off campus. She reported the crime to the police, who took her statement and investigated, but could not identify any suspects. On October 5, , while walking down a street near the Syracuse campus, she recognized her rapist. Her attacker is out of prison now, but Sebold says she has not kept track of his whereabouts.

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The story of a year-old-girl narrating her own rape and murder from the safety of heaven offered both massive trauma and deep comfort—a quantum wound healed at the precise moment it was being inflicted.

Although it had a few obvious and major flaws epitomized by Chapter 22, in which the narrator descends from heaven to ethereally get with her old junior-high crush , its core was solid and genuinely moving. It went on to become a publishing miracle: Without even a whisper from Oprah, every single citizen of the United States spent the entirety of committing it to memory.

With her second novel, The Almost Moon, Sebold seems to have been crippled by the anxiety of her own influence.

Even the most wildly creative artists, of course, get locked into imaginative patterns, but the parallels between The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon are ridiculous. In The Lovely Bones, the narrator is murdered in a place called Stolfuz cornfield; in The Almost Moon, the local bar is owned by a family called Stolfuz.

Perhaps to spite the highbrow critics some of whom attacked her first book as a cutesy fantasy of pseudo-therapy that skimped on the horror it pretended to explore , Sebold has given us the opposite of The Lovely Bones: a charmless, feel-bad portrait of non-nurturing discomfort. In Sebold novels, every little narrative event inspires three paragraphs of precious memories. These days, everybody puts Mom in the freezer. If Sebold had really wanted to shock us, she would have opened her novel with a sincere kiss on the cheek and some competent hospice care.

The Almost Moon.

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The story of a year-old-girl narrating her own rape and murder from the safety of heaven offered both massive trauma and deep comfort—a quantum wound healed at the precise moment it was being inflicted. Although it had a few obvious and major flaws epitomized by Chapter 22, in which the narrator descends from heaven to ethereally get with her old junior-high crush , its core was solid and genuinely moving. It went on to become a publishing miracle: Without even a whisper from Oprah, every single citizen of the United States spent the entirety of committing it to memory. With her second novel, The Almost Moon, Sebold seems to have been crippled by the anxiety of her own influence. Even the most wildly creative artists, of course, get locked into imaginative patterns, but the parallels between The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon are ridiculous.

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She is most likely best known by the average person for the wild success of her bestselling book The Lovely Bones, which came out in This bestseller immediately sold copies and it took off after that like wildfire. It was even was adapted into a major motion picture that did well in theaters. A special edition of the book came out in titled Looking Glass. The Lovely Bones came out in theaters in

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