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The Nest (vuoden 2016 painos)

– tekijä: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (Tekijä)

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Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab. Months earlier, an inebriated Leo got behind the wheel of a car with a nineteen-year-old waitress as his passenger. The ensuing accident has endangered the Plumbs joint trust fund, "The Nest" which they are months away from finally receiving. Meant by their deceased father to be a modest mid-life supplement, the Plumb siblings have watched The Nest's value soar along with the stock market and have been counting on the money to solve a number of self-inflicted problems. Melody, a wife and mother in an upscale suburb, has an unwieldy mortgage and looming college tuition for her twin teenage daughters. Jack, an antiques dealer, has secretly borrowed against the beach cottage he shares with his husband, Walker, to keep his store open. And Bea, a once-promising short-story writer, just can't seem to finish her overdue novel. Can Leo rescue his siblings and, by extension, the people they love? Or will everyone need to reimagine the future they've envisioned? Brought together as never before, Leo, Melody, Jack, and Beatrice must grapple with old resentments, present-day truths, and the significant emotional and financial toll of the accident, as well as finally acknowledge the choices they have made in their own lives.… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:Lane0525
Teoksen nimi:The Nest
Kirjailijat:Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (Tekijä)
Info:Ecco (2016), Edition: 1st, 368 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 137) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
Well written portrait of a family in all its glory and disfunctionality. Each one of the 4 Plump siblings are very human, easy to like and to relate to in some way or another. A great read.!! ( )
  Smits | Feb 7, 2021 |
I've read a lot of dysfunctional family books and this one was just as good as the rest.

It was focused on The Nest (meaning $ coming to them from the 4 siblings late father. Leo was the "bad boy" of the family and was the sole I guess you can say inheritor of what was to come since most of it was relegated to him due to his car accident that he caused and were trying to keep secret. They all wanted their share and knew they weren't going to get it. Most of the siblings were annoying but I loved Jack and his partner Walker. Nora and Louisa were Melody and Walt's twins and there were some interesting things happenings there too. along with the rest of the siblings. Minor characters played a part too. I didn't like the epilogue and how it focused on Leo's girlfriend and her one year old daughter. It somehow irked me. ( )
  sweetbabyjane58 | Jan 9, 2021 |
I got to page 167 and decided to abandon reading this pointless book.
  FurbyKirby | Jan 5, 2021 |
Engaging from the very start and never wanes. It's a wonderful family saga with characters that pop to life as you're reading. It was like I was watching the story play out on screen as I was reading it. That said, the book was beautifully written also. ( )
  3CatMom | Dec 28, 2020 |
3. 5 stars -- slow start. The promise of financial security is a blessing and a curse. This book is about the Plumb family - 4 siblings: Leo, the flashy, living large, screw-up oldest, Beatrice, the writer and artsy free spirit who had early success, but has not published anything for years, Jack who has always faced Leo's shadow (Leo Lite), even though he has forged his own path as an antiques dealer, is gay and married to Walker, and Melody, the caboose, who is a suburban mother of twin girls, married to Walter and a bit of a social striver, though she is doing it on a shoestring budget. Francie, the mother, is portrayed as a selfish, cold-hearted woman who is an alcoholic and has always been more interested in herself and her New York social standing than her kids. Their father, Leonard is dead and that is why The Nest, the financial trust he set up for his children, exists. The Nest is set up to be dispersed upon Melody's 40th birthday (though the dysfunctional family can never remember when that is) and the amount is staggering. Each sibling is counting on that money for various reasons: Leo has had a messy divorce and is basically bankrupt, Bea has a book advance to pay back, Jack has been borrowing against the summer home he and Walker own (unbeknownst to Walker) to keep his store afloat and Melody has a mortgage and college tuition x2 to think of. Essentially each of them has relied on this safety net and counted their chickens before they hatched. Six months prior to the payout, Leo gets into a tragic accident involving a luxury car (unpaid), drugs and alcohol and a 19 year old waitress, and Francie uses the money to hush it up, pay off the waitress (who loses a foot), and pay for rehab for Leo. The other siblings are outraged, devastated and now in a bind. There is humor here -- more of a dark nature as they plan to confront Leo and turn a blind eye to their own failings (albeit, which pale in comparison to Leo's) and though he promises to pay them all back, they know this will most likely never happen. He does make an effort to stay sober, build a business plan which involves the publishing/media industry and get his act together, but not surprisingly he has burned a lot of bridges in his earlier rise to money and fame, not least of which involved his wicked ex-wife Victoria. There are various subplots which intertwine with this main problem: with nowhere to go, Leo falls back on an old girlfriend, Stephanie, who was once Bea's agent; Melody's girls begin to experiment with freedom and sexual identity; Walker's law practice which centers on AIDS-related cases is detailed, Bea and her longtime boss, Paul -- a publishing rival of Leo's, get involved, and Matilda, the paid-off amputee makes a re-appearance. The author keeps all these plates spinning pretty deftly, and while the siblings, Stephanie, and the reader want to hope in Leo, that just seems like a recipe for heartache. Stephanie observes: "Nothing was a sure thing; every choice was just an educated guess, or a leap into a mysterious abyss. People might not change, but their incentives could." (274) Since Leo's incentives always involve himself, the outcome is not surprising. However, there is redemption here in the form of the siblings confronting their own shortcomings, and also becoming more of a family. While the characters are not inherently likeable, the book's premise is one worth thinking about and would make for good discussion. ( )
  CarrieWuj | Oct 24, 2020 |
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 137) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
“Her writing is like really good dark chocolate: sharper and more bittersweet than the cheap stuff, but also too delicious not to finish in one sitting.”
lisäsi HarperCollins | muokkaaEntertainment Weekly
 
“Hilarious and big-hearted, The Nest is a stellar debut.”
lisäsi HarperCollins | muokkaaPeople, Book of the Week
 
“[S]cenes both witty and tragic... that glow with the confidence of an experienced comic writer... [Sweeney] maintains a refreshing balance of tenderness. Rather than skewering the Plumbs to death, she pokes them, as though probing to find the humanity beneath their cynical crust.”
lisäsi HarperCollins | muokkaaWashington Post
 
“[A] closely observed, charming novel.”
lisäsi HarperCollins | muokkaaO, the Oprah Magazine
 
“The dynamics and foibles of family take center stage here, interweaving four characters’ tumultuous journeys to paint a rich picture of domestic drama.”
lisäsi HarperCollins | muokkaaB&N Reads, The Best New Fiction of the Month
 

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There was always this dichotomy: what to keep up, what to change. —WILLIAM TREVOR, "THE PIANO TUNER'S WIVES"
That's how I knew this story would break my heart When you wrote it. That's how I knew this story would break my heart —AIMEE MANN, THE FORGOTTEN ARM
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For my family: my parents, Roger and Theresa; my sister, Laura; and my brothers, Richard and Tony—who all love nothing more than a good story, well told.
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As the rest of the guests wandered the deck of the beach club under an early-evening midsummer sky, taking pinched, appraising sips of their cocktails to gauge if the bartenders were using the top-shelf stuff and balancing tiny crab cakes on paper napkins while saying appropriate things about how they'd really lucked out with the weather because the humidity would be back tomorrow, or murmuring inappropriate things about the bride's snug satin dress, wondering if the spilling cleavage was do to bad tailoring or poor taste (a look as their own daughters might say) or an unexpected weight gain, winking and making tired jokes about exchanging toasters for diapers, Leo Plumb left his cousin's wedding with one of the waitresses.
Because the three Plumbs had agreed on the phone the previous evening that they should not drink in front of their brother Leo, they were all—unbeknownst to one another—sitting in separate bars in and around Grand Central, savoring a furtive cocktail before lunch.
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Walker besefte dat hij jaren geleden stilzwijgend had toegestemd in het altijd weer subsidiëren van Jacks mislukkingen. ...Want dat deed je nu eenmaal als je van iemand hield, als je samen een leven opbouwde. Dan compenseerde je de zwakheid van de ander met jouw kracht. dan was je de betrouwbare basis van waaruit de ander kon handelen. Dan accommodeerde je de ander, dan was je mekaar ter wille. En als Walker wel eens ongeduldig werd, als hij soms wenste dat de dingen tussen hen wat meer in balans waren, stelde hij zich een leven zonder Jack voor en slikte hij zijn bezwaren in, omdat hij Jack ook niet kon missen. p 336
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Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab. Months earlier, an inebriated Leo got behind the wheel of a car with a nineteen-year-old waitress as his passenger. The ensuing accident has endangered the Plumbs joint trust fund, "The Nest" which they are months away from finally receiving. Meant by their deceased father to be a modest mid-life supplement, the Plumb siblings have watched The Nest's value soar along with the stock market and have been counting on the money to solve a number of self-inflicted problems. Melody, a wife and mother in an upscale suburb, has an unwieldy mortgage and looming college tuition for her twin teenage daughters. Jack, an antiques dealer, has secretly borrowed against the beach cottage he shares with his husband, Walker, to keep his store open. And Bea, a once-promising short-story writer, just can't seem to finish her overdue novel. Can Leo rescue his siblings and, by extension, the people they love? Or will everyone need to reimagine the future they've envisioned? Brought together as never before, Leo, Melody, Jack, and Beatrice must grapple with old resentments, present-day truths, and the significant emotional and financial toll of the accident, as well as finally acknowledge the choices they have made in their own lives.

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