Improvement

Improvement

eBook - 2017
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One of our most gifted writers of fiction returns with a bold and piercing novel about a young single mother living in New York, her eccentric aunt, and the decisions they make that have unexpected implications for the world around them. Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn't perfect, yet as she visits him throughout his three-month stint at Rikers Island, their bond grows tighter. Kiki, now settled in the East Village after a journey that took her to Turkey and around the world, admires her niece's spirit but worries that she always picks the wrong man. Little does she know that the otherwise honorable Boyd is pulling Reyna into a cigarette smuggling scheme, across state lines, where he could risk violating probation. When Reyna ultimately decides to remove herself for the sake of her four-year-old child, her small act of resistance sets into motion a tapestry of events that affect the lives of loved ones and strangers around them. A novel that examines conviction, connection, and the possibility of generosity in the face of loss, Improvement is as intricately woven together as Kiki's beloved Turkish rugs, as colorful as the tattoos decorating Reyna's body, with narrative twists and turns as surprising and unexpected as the lives all around us.
Publisher: [United States] : Counterpoint, 2017
ISBN: 9781619029712
1619029715
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: text file
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brangwinn
Jul 07, 2018

This is a great novel. Weaving together the stories of three people with the connecting theme of Turkey and rugs, Silber takes us on a journey as different people who have been connected however loosely go about their lives and find happiness.

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brokenhours
May 06, 2018

I stopped reading this book about ten pages before the end due to boredom.

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EmilyEm
Mar 24, 2018

Turkish rugs and unexpected connections thread through the loosely connected stories and people in Silber’s book. Author compared to Alice Munro, which sets expectations very high and left me disappointed. Good writing, but too many threads in such a short book. No tension. Nothing tying stories together. You just come to the end.

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laphampeak
Mar 22, 2018

Pleasant, interconnecting characters moving through time, geography, and generation.
A light and enjoyable read.

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