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[Reading] ➷ Cuyahoga By Pete Beatty – Hdizle.me A spectacularly inventive debut novel that reinvents the tall tale for our times—“ Cuyahoga defies all modest descriptionit is ten feet tall if it’s an inch and it’s a ramshackle joy from starReading Cuyahoga By Pete Beatty Hdizleme A spectacularly inventive debut novel that reinvents the tall tale for our times—“ Cuyahoga defies all modest descriptionit is ten feet tall if it’s an inch and it’s a ramshackle joy from star A spectacularly inventive debut novel that reinvents the tall tale for our times—“ Cuyahoga defies all modest descriptionit is ten feet tall if it’s an inch and it’s a ramshackle joy from start to finish” Brian Phillips author of Impossible Owls Big Son is a spirit of the times—the times being 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 Mediu

cuyahoga epub Cuyahoga KindleProto 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 Mediu

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ePUB hdizle.me ë Cuyahoga PDF/EPUB æ Pete Beatty is a Cleveland area native He has taught writing at Kent State University and the University of Alabama He currently works at the University of Alabama Press He lives with his wife in Tuscaloosa Alabama Cuyahoga is his first novel.

10 thoughts on “Cuyahoga

  1. Fran Fran says:

    ePUB hdizle.me ë Cuyahoga PDF/EPUB æ cuyahoga epub, Cuyahoga KindleCleveland was on the eastern bluff at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River As Cleveland grew handfuls of folks spilled the river looking for an emptiness to their likingIn order to make good emptiness you have got to clear landbutwe only nibbled out our few acresthe trouble come when the nibbling spread out into eating up the words of Middle Son Meed In describing his brother Big Son Big My brother was democratic in his featshung church bells one handedhunted one hundred rabbits in a daythis taste come from his first featwhen he whipped ten thousand trees This is a story of the west This is a tall tale the tale of how Big cleared ground for Ohio in 1837 for a town on the western bluff of the Cuyahoga River Duelin


  2. Natalie Jenner Natalie Jenner says:

    ePUB hdizle.me ë Cuyahoga PDF/EPUB æ cuyahoga epub, Cuyahoga KindlePete Beatty's debut novel CUYAHOGA is as comically genius as a Coen Brothers film; his narrative skill and voice as singular as Faulkner's; his imagination as dizzying and expansive as the tall tale feats of hero Big Son it recalls Page by page I felt like the top of my head had blown off even the most seemingly thrown away lines left me astonished at their efficiency and beauty A most startlingly original novel CUYAHOGA is as close a reading experience to first disco


  3. tamar tamar says:

    ePUB hdizle.me ë Cuyahoga PDF/EPUB æ cuyahoga epub, Cuyahoga KindleI don’t like to write disappointing reviews and I always try to find something nice to say if possible since every author spills hisher guts out to tell a stor


  4. Dax Dax says:

    ePUB hdizle.me ë Cuyahoga PDF/EPUB æ cuyahoga epub, Cuyahoga KindleThanks to Scribner and Goodreads for an ARC through the Goodreads giveaway programThe narration through Medium Son aka 'Meed' was the highlight of the novel Dialogue and turns of phrase galore as he details the adventures and tribulations of his older brother Big Son Besides Meed and Big Beatty treats us to a number of memorable characters as well My problem mostly lies with the story itself The beginning of this novel sets us up for a tall tale however the rest of the novel loses steam and focuses on a transition in the national spirit We are treated to a few funny episodes but I found most of the novel to be on the dull side If not for Meed's colorful commentary and an occasionally astute observation I would almost call this novel boring On the plus side the ending is surprising and suggestive of that change in th


  5. Samantha Samantha says:

    ePUB hdizle.me ë Cuyahoga PDF/EPUB æ cuyahoga epub, Cuyahoga KindleDNF 60%I was intrigued by the delightful uniue concept behind this novel particularly because it is set in my hometown of Cleveland a place still dear to me that doesn’t often show up in novels Unfortunately the concept was greater than the reality of this book which too often veers off into weird for weird’s sake territory and is rife with what feels like forced humor I’ve never been a big fan of the uneducated dim bulb as narrator and this book was no exception to that While the narrator often makes wise observations in his way the lens of the simpleton makes it a difficult and often irritating read


  6. Molly Molly says:

    ePUB hdizle.me ë Cuyahoga PDF/EPUB æ cuyahoga epub, Cuyahoga KindleI could not finish this book hence the one star review I’m sure somewhere there is a group of people who will really enjoy this book I was just not one of those people Perhaps someday I will pick this back up and give it a go when I don’t have a looming TBR or highly


  7. Harry Jahnke Harry Jahnke says:

    ePUB hdizle.me ë Cuyahoga PDF/EPUB æ cuyahoga epub, Cuyahoga KindleI lovvvved this book Incredibly done I feel like Beatty perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the Old Westtm and the way that tall tales were told I love how Big starts to uestion if he's becoming a spirit as Johnny Appleseed was and I love how subtle the jea


  8. Susan Susan says:

    ePUB hdizle.me ë Cuyahoga PDF/EPUB æ cuyahoga epub, Cuyahoga KindleBeing a good bit rusty in reading the tall tales genre shouldn't hurt a potential reader of this rip roarin' saga tailored to an adult audience Like all good folklore its fiction is rooted in fact in this case the l


  9. James Beggarly James Beggarly says:

    ePUB hdizle.me ë Cuyahoga PDF/EPUB æ cuyahoga epub, Cuyahoga KindleI was lucky enough to get an early copy from Scribner This is just such a fun romp of a book A big fable that’s grounded in wonderfully drawn characters Big Son is constantly performing Paul Bunyan esue his brother is a jealous witness and Cloe is the girl they both want Great period dialogue keeps this book soaring throughout


  10. Stuart Rosen Stuart Rosen says:

    ePUB hdizle.me ë Cuyahoga PDF/EPUB æ cuyahoga epub, Cuyahoga KindleYou need to ease yourself into the rhythms of this book rhythms which may feel dense and impenetrable until you track our narrator’s idiosyncratic speaking style But once you do and truthfully it won’t take that longwow what a wonderful book Cuyahoga follows the exploits of local larger than life Big Son as related by his brother Middle or Meed What starts as a tall tale expands into a profile of Ohio City and its rival sister city Cleveland and ultimately takes some unexpected turns and takes on a variety of tones Meed’s voice is at turns expansive and unreliable and insightful and loving and resentful but ultimately completely com


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