Nov 092011
 
NOVEMBER 9th to NOVEMBER 23rd, 2011

LOVE AND SHAME AND LOVE

by PETER ORNER

SYNOPSIS:
Alexander Popper can’t stop remembering. Four years old when his father tossed him into Lake Michigan, he was told, Sink or swim, kid. In his mind, he’s still bobbing in that frigid water. The rest of this novel’s vivid cast of characters also struggle to remain afloat: Popper’s mother, stymied by an unhappy marriage, seeks solace in the relentless energy of Chicago; his brother, Leo, shadow boss of the family, retreats into books; paternal grandparents, Seymour and Bernice, once high fliers, now mourn for long lost days; his father, a lawyer and would-be politician obsessed with his own success, fails to see that the family is falling apart; and his college girlfriend, the fiercely independent Kat, wrestles with impossible choices.

Covering four generations of the Popper family, Peter Orner illuminates the countless ways that love both makes us whole and completely unravels us. A comic and sorrowful tapestry of memory of connection and disconnection, Love and Shame and Love explores the universals with stunning originality and wisdom.



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  1. Not sure just what age but I know it's pretty early for me cause a few times my brother(older) is shocked at what I remember because I was quite young.

    Margaret
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  2. I'm a GFC follower

    Margaret
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  3. my guess would be about 4 or 5 yrs old for me

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  4. GFC follower – amhengst

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  6. I think I was 5 or 6 years old. I don't remember anything when I was 4 years old.

    And now I have trouble remembering what I did yesterday! hehe

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  7. I follow you on GFC.

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  9. I used to have a swing set in the back yard that I loved to play on. I don't remember the age for that but at that address, I do remember at my 4th birthday party, my sister's balloon blew out the window and I tried to get it by going in the yard and the neighbor's large dog knocked me down, causing me to be afraid of dogs for most of my life. That lasted until I was close to 40 so it had quite an impact.

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  10. I am a GFC follower

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  11. I have several memories from when I was around three years old before my family moved to Virginia (when I was 3)
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  15. I remember being three and my friends went to school and I could not yet.
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  16. Probably about that time. One of the vivid ones is about learning how to swim too.

  17. I think from when I was about 5 years old.
    Diane Baum
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  18. I remember nursery school and having a special friend and a special language we shared.

  19. I follow via GFC #900 Strange Daze. This book looks wonderful!

  20. I follow you on FB: Dee Pearlstein

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  22. My first memories are from when I was 6.

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  23. I follow you on gfc as degood.

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  24. I follow you on twitter as kmayans.

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  25. My first memory would be around 5 years old. Before that, I have no memories. Wish I did.
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  29. My first childhood memory is around 6 years old

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  30. I am following you publicly on GFC
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