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by Jessica Treadway

  • ISBN: 1555973159
  • Author: Jessica Treadway
  • ePub ver: 1851 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 248
  • Publisher: Graywolf Press; First Edition edition (November 1, 2000)
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  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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And Give You Peace book. Jessica Treadway flawlessly portrays the complexity of human experience in the face of incomprehensible loss, revealing yet aga How do you survive when the desperate action of a loved one has shattered your family? In And Give You Peace, a young woman, Anastasia Dolarn, courageously examines her seemingly normal childhood to uncover the motivations behind an unspeakable tragedy.

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How do you survive when the desperate action of a loved one has shattered your family? In And Give You Peace, a young woman, Anastasia Dolarn, courageously examines her seemingly normal childhood to uncover the motivations behind an unspeakable tragedy. Lacy Eye.

Absent Without Leave, a collection of stories, Delphinium Books/Simon & Schuster, 1992. And Give You Peace, a novel, Graywolf Press, 2000. Lexington, Massachusetts.

And Give You Peace is a rarity – a novel that is at once riveting, moving, insightful, and smart. I know of few authors who can write with the intelligence, sensitivity, and grace of Jessica Treadway. I read this beautiful book on a day on my porch, oblivious to the phone and mail, unwilling to put it aside for anything. I know of none who can write with such courage. And Give You Peace teaches us how – and why – to look at what we’re afraid to see. We emerge redeemed. From And Give You Peace

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How do you survive when the desperate action of a loved one has shattered your family? In And Give You Peace, a young woman, Anastasia Dolarn, courageously examines her seemingly normal childhood to uncover the motivations behind an unspeakable tragedy. Jessica Treadway flawlessly portrays the complexity of human experience in the face of incomprehensible loss, revealing yet again why the New York Times Book Review has called her "a writer with an unsparing bent for the truth."

Comments (7)

Dikus
Well written, but overall it was just boring. It mostly just dragged. Quite a lot of reminiscing that just made me yawn
Malara
And I read it in one sitting. The characters were compelling, yes, but the narrator simply would not let me go. Treadway is a wonder!
Zadora
Having just finished her most recent, "Lacy Eye," I rushed to read another novel by Jessica Treadway. Alas, as has happened before, her earlier novel, "And Give You Peace" did not hold up. I wished she had had a good editor, who could have pruned the unnecessary from the enriching details of place and character, which so enhanced Lacy Eye. But on the positive side, at least we can see how an author improves with experience. If I were teaching a novel-writing class, I would teach it from the perspective of author development. I will look forward to her next book.
Gom
Good read for a psych. class. It's not for entertainment.
Vuzahn
And Give You Peace is an intense look at the way memory plays out in the wake of a violent event that tears a family apart. As she tries to piece together the moments that led to this tragic event, Anastasia Dolan, the author's protagonist and narrator, provides us with a lens through which we examine the many lives of the Dolan family. Sometimes the lens is wide and gives us a vast sense of the Dolans' history and their place in their city and neighborhood, and at other times the lens focuses and give us intimate memories like that little boy playing jump rope in the pouring rain.

As a reader, I was pulled along both by the dynamic sense of the play of memory and by Anastasia's attempts to put together the many clues she receives so she can construct a clear picture of the tragic event (and the events immediately preceding it).

While the book carries a sense of sadness and does a nice job of describing how any of us can be helpless in the face of pain, it's not a bleak book. And Give You Peace has a lot of lovely writing, lively characters and, surprisingly, some real funny moments including the tendency of people around the tragedy to refer to violence in an offhand way like: "I'd just blow my brains out if that happened to me- oops, sorry."

What I like best is And Give You Peace's ability to clearly describe the way that people work with memory: How certain things keep coming back to us; Why we ignore or repress certain thoughts; Why we choose to have certain memory and feeling stand out; How we search for meaning.

All in all, I recommend the book as an elegant (and sometimes raw) take on what we humans must carry in the wake of violence.
Cordalas
IMPRESSIONS:
This is a wonderfully written book that illuminates with glaring clarity both the fragility and the strength of the human mind and spirit. We see through the main character's eyes the horrific experience of family tragedy and the subsequent devastation that results. Not only can this book be appreciated for its literary gift and touching use of the English language but the story itself is one that will shake everyone. Do yourself a favor and read this book.

SYNOPSIS:
When an unspeakable tragedy occurs to a family, its members must put back together the pieces of their lives and try to make sense of something that is inexplicable. We see how they cope, how they move on, and what becomes of their lives in the end, despite their troubles. (Don't want to ruin what happens, so I don't want to say what the tragedy is).

REACTION TO OTHER REVIEWS:
All I can say to people who did not appreciate this book is that they missed out on a novel that is beautifully written and tells the timeless story of grief and tragedy that underlies the human experience.
Amarin
There is a moment of intimate shock in Jessica Treadway's novel AND GIVE YOU PEACE where the narrator, eldest sister of three, breaks out of the third-person convention into direct address to her reader. "Do you know that hymn?" she asks, as with her mother and surviving sister she makes her way to the graves of her father and the little sister he has murdered at the start of this riveting, heartbreaking story of family love. "The words move across the music with a sharp, sweet pain, which, once you've felt it, stays as memory in your bones: The Lord bless you and keep you, / The Lord lift his countenance upon you, / . . . The Lord make his face to shine upon you, / And give you peace." In that brief and unrepeated narrative break Treadway holds her reader naked against this story's almost unbearable pulse, branding it into bone-memory too.
AND GIVE YOU PEACE begins by relating the unspeakable and then unfolds like a long, confidential murmur to an intimate friend -- filled with bitchy asides, hilariously observed detail, and unreplicable sisterly lore -- which its listener never wants to stop. Anastasia Dolan needs us to know the whole story if we are to understand, finally, the worst of it; so she moves us matter-of-factly back from the day her father snapped, and into the sweet thicket of family connection that binds the Dolans close in its thorny embrace. ("We are the Dolans, mighty mighty Dolans," they sing on car trips, echoing the cheer.) And as we hear the details -- the father's compulsions about contagious disease, the girls' rivalries, the way the mother accommodates and compromises them all -- a picture of love emerges so truthful that even the most repugnant fact, in the end, can yield a kind of peace.
Treadway's ability to pull this off -- to render joy through unimaginable pain -- starts with her masterful narrative choice to give us the bad news first. Going back from there, she unearths everything we'll need to go on. And so when the narrator turns her voice nakedly to us at the cemetery -- "Do you know that hymn?" -- we flinch in recognition, and then enter the grieving circle, willingly or not. We are the Dolans, too, approaching impossibility one step at a time, singing our sad triumphant song into the past and into the possible future.

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