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At Home with the Glynns

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Peter Leroy receives his sexual initiation at the hands of the Glynn twins, becomes a sketch doctor, listens to many tales about the night the Nevsky mansion burned, learns the value of hope, and discovers the love of his life. As is usual with Peter's recollections, we are never certain where memory ends and imagination begins—but we are certain that we are reading the work of a brilliant memoirist who reconstructs his past with wry humor, nostalgia, satire, and dazzling invention. • “A witty and wildly digressive epistemological examination in the form of a childhood reminiscence.” The New Yorker • “Wholly engaging . . . a daring tour de force.” Jonathan Baumbach, The New York Times Book Review • “One of the more hilariously erotic pieces of writing since Lolita.” Edward Hannibal, The East Hampton Star

From Publishers Weekly

May 01, 1995 – Peter Leroy, hotel owner in the town of Babbington, Long Island (``clam capital of America''), offers further marvelously appealing recollections of his boyhood misadventures of the mid-1950s. Readers unfamiliar with the earlier Leroy novels (What a Piece of Work I Am, etc.) will find Kraft's wry style, deep insights into youth and age and sly observation of adult behavior a rare delight. Peter's life at ages 11 and 12 revolves around his slightly bohemian neighbors--abstract painter Andy Glynn, his talkative wife Rosetta, a melancholy poet and compulsive entrant of product-promotion giveaway contests, and their forward, mischievous 13-year-old daughters, Margot and Martha. Peter's relationship with the Glynn sisters proceeds from dates spent watching arty European films to secret nighttime rendezvous in which he climbs the Glynns' stone wall and slips undressed into ``the twins'" bed for relatively uneventful trysts that inflame his prepubescent fantasies. Anyone who has mourned, or yearned for, his or her younger self will find Kraft an enchantment.
At Home with the Glynns
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  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Nov 06, 2011
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  • Print Length: 233 Pages
  • Language: English
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