Flesh and Blood by Michael Cunningham

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This novel follows the Stassos family through four generations, as it is touched by ambition, love, violence, and the transforming effects of time.

 

About Michael Cunningham

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Michael Cunningham is the author of five novels, including By Nightfall, A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, The Hours (winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize), and Specimen Days. He lives in New York.
 
Published April 17, 2007 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 484 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Cunningham (At Home at the End of the World, 1990) adds a gay spin to the dysfunctional family genre with a novel that typically blames Mom and Dad, especially Dad, for everything that goes wrong.

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Cunningham presents a family saga of an ambitious but frustrated immigrant and the wildly disparate paths his children undertake.

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In the end, what remains of Con and Mary's failed dreams of their lives and those of their children and grandchildren becomes a transcendent testament to the power of human endurance.

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Entertainment Weekly

In Michael Cunningham's heartbreakingly true to life novel Flesh and Blood, we witness 100 years and three generations of a Greek immigrant family.

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Entertainment Weekly

Zoe, who falls into the New York City drug scene, raises her mixed- race child with a transvestite named Cassandra who becomes a loving mother.

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Suite 101

Rhoda and Samuel each have problems but together they could be successful..

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Variety

The wide span of the novel also requires most of the actors to play little kids at one point or another -- an unfailingly grisly tactic that provides yet another reason to lament this wearying evening of theater.Set, Christine Jones;

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