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[KINDLE] ✽ Arcadia By Lauren Groff – Kdglass.co.uk In the fields and forests of western New York State in the late 1960s several dozen idealists set out to live off the land founding what becomes a famous commune centered on the grounds of a decaying[KINDLE] Arcadia By Lauren Groff Kdglass.co.uk In the fields and forests of western New York State in the late 1960s several dozen idealists set out to live off the land founding what becomes a famous commune centered on the.

arcadia mobile Arcadia MOBIGrounds of a decaying In the fields and forests of western New York State in the late s several dozen idealists set out to live off the land founding what becomes a famous commune centered on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia.


Grounds of a decaying In the fields and forests of western New York State in the late s several dozen idealists set out to live off the land founding what becomes a famous commune centered on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia.

HardcoverÛ Arcadia eBook ì Lauren Groff was born in Cooperstown NY and grew up one block from the Baseball Hall of Fame She graduated from Amherst College and has an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin Madison Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in a number of journals including The Atlantic Monthly Ploughshares Glimmer Train Hobart and Five Points as well as in the anthologies Best Amer.

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  • karen

    HardcoverÛ Arcadia eBook ì arcadia mobile, Arcadia MOBIi had reservations about this book because well look at that cover fucking hippiesbut i should have known that lauren groff would write a spectacular book even if it was about fucking hippies i have read all three of her books now and while monsters of templeton is still far and away the winner in the books by lauren groff award ceremonies this one is very very goodthis novel focuses on bit a child born into a hippie commune and checks in with him during four periods in his life when he is born he is just a tiny little thing she wrapped you around and around with a thick wool scarf and went to the grocer's and weighed you you were three pounds exactly the size of an itty bitty butternut suashhence bitbit is initially believed by many members of the community to be defective because of his size and because he doesn't speak for several yearswhen he is six He wakes three times per night desolate for his mother At last he writes a note to Sweetie He labo


  • Katie

    HardcoverÛ Arcadia eBook ì arcadia mobile, Arcadia MOBIArcadia takes us from an enactment of utopia to the dawning of a dystopian nightmare in the span of its 280 pages It focuses on Bit the first child born into a 1960s hippy commune which begins with only a few charismatic acolytes and ends with thousands We see Arcadia through his eyes and he in turn sees it through the filter of Grimm’s fairy stories the only book he has access to as a child Groff does a really good job of showing us the world through a child’s sensibility – the wonder and the terror alternating in eual measure It isn’t however until cracks start appearing in Arcadia and the inevitable expulsion becomes imminent that the book sparks into full life “Arcadia feels like a book with the pages ripped out the cover loose in Bit’s hand” From about pg 70 I was utterly engrossed Bit’s love interest in the novel is the cold self destructive Helle the daughter of the cult’s f


  • Jeanette (Again)

    HardcoverÛ Arcadia eBook ì arcadia mobile, Arcadia MOBIAm I just the buzzkill who wouldn't drop acid at the party Did someone shut off the volcano that fueled my lava lamp How do I explain my huge disappointment in this book I who loved The Monsters of Templeton and Delicate Edible Birds found Arcadia unreadable Why The story is slave to the style Groff uses a floaty present tense semi random flow that very nearly resembles a plot but not uite Everything is seen through the eyes of Bit a little boy who somehow doesn't seem to be all there upstairs There's no appreciable dialogue or character development The whole thing has a sort of dreamlike uality which I suppose will a


  • B the BookAddict

    HardcoverÛ Arcadia eBook ì arcadia mobile, Arcadia MOBIOur narrator is Ridley Stoner – Bit or Little Bit as he is known who is born to Hannah and Abe in their car as they are travelling with a group of idealists to Arcadia House Arcadia House is the derelict mansion and it's surrounding fields pastures and river which has been beueathed to one of the group Ridley was premature and weighed 3lbs; hence the name Bit Arcadia whose vision is to “live with the land not on land” will be a true commune; you pool your resources your goods your food your talents and everybody shares everything including their bodies Marriage is defu


  • George Clack

    HardcoverÛ Arcadia eBook ì arcadia mobile, Arcadia MOBIYour view of this book is likely to turn on two things 1 whether you find the mystical and deeply sensitive hippiechild protagonist Bit a credible character one worth spending 289 pages with; and 2 how much of Lauren Goff's vivid prose style you can stomach Here's a good test Try these four passages below; they nicely encapsulate Bit's musing mind If they intrigue you join the crowds of ecstatic reviewers If their windy phoniness makes you retch then don't bother“The women washed clothes and linens in the frigid river beating wet fabric against the rocks In the last light shadows grew from their knees and the current sparked with suds” “All day the secret icicle sits inside him his own thing a blade of cold and it makes Bit feel brave to think of it” the ki


  • Julie Christine

    HardcoverÛ Arcadia eBook ì arcadia mobile, Arcadia MOBILauren Groff’s lovely and poignant Arcadia is a novel of sublime sensuality It is redolent of the ripe husky scent of pot and unwashed


  • Joanne Clarke Gunter

    HardcoverÛ Arcadia eBook ì arcadia mobile, Arcadia MOBIOh what a fine novel this is one of the few I feel is worthy of the 5 star rating This is a book that leaves you sad because it has ended but also happy because you have read it and got to know Bit his mother Hannah and his


  • Lisa Maruca

    HardcoverÛ Arcadia eBook ì arcadia mobile, Arcadia MOBIThe first two uarters of this book were beautifully rendered The first told from the point of view of the naive yet sensitive and often frightened five year old Bit describes his growing up in the eponymous hippie commune Despite apparent flaws and personal trauma it is an idyllic childhood and this section is the novel's heart as well as Bit's sustenance as he moves through life The second part describes through the adolescent Bit's eyes the decline and


  • Teresa

    HardcoverÛ Arcadia eBook ì arcadia mobile, Arcadia MOBI375This novel floats through the air and over the earth in three discrete sections pastpresentfuture paradiseexpulsionreturn all filtered through the senses of the sensitive Bit all cohering in unsentimental muted tones Though I enjoyed Groff’s first novel The Monsters of Templeton which to her credit is very different from this though both have a powerful sense of place I put off reading this her second because I thought I wouldn’t be interested in the setting of a hippie commune during the late 60searly 70s But that is the time and place of only the first section and I ended up enthralled with it anyway; plus the novel is of cou


  • Suzanne

    HardcoverÛ Arcadia eBook ì arcadia mobile, Arcadia MOBIThere were parts of Arcadia I liked very much especially the language and themes but overall I found it uneven The first part particularly was a bit tough to get through an overlong history of the commune Arcadia told in the voice of a child whose parents helped found it under the leadership of a sketchy character named Handy The fact there was little conflict in this first half of the book along with the narrator’s voice describing much but perceiving little made this section less compelling But it did pick up Once it got rolling I liked the later parts of it uite a bit Groff’s outstanding facility with language is apparent throughout lush and lyrical with original imagery that sometimes just stopped me in my tracks The writing was top notch and was put to better purpose in the second half when the adolescent and grown up narrator Bit could bring to the table in reflecting on his past and present experiences that shaped his attitudes toward family communit


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