Kathy Page Frankie Styne & the Silver Man

ISBN 13: 9781771960380

Frankie Styne & the Silver Man

3.44 avg rating
( 18 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781771960380: Frankie Styne & the Silver Man

When Liz Meredith and her new baby move into the middle row-house on Onley Street—Liza having lived for years off-grid in an old railcar—there's more to get used to than electricity and proper plumbing. She's desperate to avoid her well-meaning social worker and her neighbours Alice and Tom, who, for reasons of their own, won't leave her alone. And then there is her other neighbour, the disfigured and reclusive John Green, better known to the world as Frankie Styne, the author of a series of violent bestsellers. When his latest novel is unexpectedly nominated for a literary prize and his private life is exposed in the glare of publicity, Frankie plots a gruesome, twisted revenge that threatens others who call Onley Street home. Frankie Styne and the Silver Man is unforgettable: a thrilling novel of literary revenge, celebrity culture and the power of love and beauty in an ugly world.


"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Kathy Page is the author of seven novels, including Alphabet (an Indie Next Great Read of 2014,Kirkus Best Book of 2014, and Shelf Awareness Shelf Discovery Pick),The Story of My Face (longlisted for the Orange Prize in 2002), and The Find (shorlisted for the ReLit Award in 2011), as well as many short stories, previously collected inAs In Music. She recently co-edited In the Flesh (2012), a collection of personal essays about the human body, and has written for television and radio. Her 1992 novelFrankie Styne & the Silver Man will make its American debut as a Biblioasis ReSet Book in the fall of 2015. Born in the UK, Kathy has lived on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia since 2001.

Review:

Praise for Frankie Styne and the Silver Man

Exquisite [Page’s] favored themes are here the stark dichotomies of life, the power of language, the way the social system tries and fails to help people, and how saving grace can come from unseen places A fierce writer; her relentless imagination and pure writing skills bring a broken, nightmare world fully to life.” Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Page draws on ... pulp material monsters; aliens; an unhappy, childless marriage and takes her characters to equally dark places. What’s different is [that] Page’s monsters display a more complex relationship between inner and outer ugliness and find redemption in responsibility." The Globe & Mail

Frankie Styne offers a terrific showcase of Page’s singular style (with its attractive high-low mixture of genres), quirky unexpected invention, and attention to the nuances of psychology. Mere words on a page, her creations linger in the mind long after the reading’s done.” Vancouver Sun

Frankie Styne and the Silver Man is a fantastic novel. Character driven, claustrophobic, and deeply weird, it has a haunting, discomfiting quality that lingers with a reader." Toronto Star

[Kathy Page’s] writing is beautifully crafted pulling her readers into her world. Her astute attention to detail makes for good reading.” The Winnipeg Free Press

Strange and deeply haunting ... Page’s prose is cold, crystalline terror ... Frankie Styne and the Silver Man seems unknowable at first, until it builds to a thankfully redemptive climax.” National Post

"This book has the trappings of great pulp...Page’s prose is vivid and alive, with nary a scrap of throwaway writing to be found." Publishers Weekly

"An amazing and unique read from beginning to end, Frankie Styne & the Silver Man is a deftly crafted work of truly memorable literary fiction that is especially recommended for community and academic library Contemporary Fiction collections." Midwest Book Review

Page’s imaginative powers are electric. She has the ability to analyze the often nightmarish qualities of the human psyche and as a result, Frankie Styne is a taut examination of the complex emotional ties that bind, the methods we employ to distance ourselves, and our ambiguous powers of imagination. She is at once poignant and provocative, stomach-churningly distasteful and yet compulsively readable.” Time Out UK

Frankie Styne and the Silver Man resists being put down for the night I read on, captivated and creeped-out. But this being Kathy Page, I always trusted I was heading away from a nightmare, towards a happier place. This is Felicia’s Journey, with a big dollop of hope.” Caroline Adderson, prize-winning author of Ellen in Pieces

"This is the very best book that I’ve read in ages, and if I read another half as good in the next few months, that will constitute an extraordinary literary year." Kerry Clare, Pickle Me This

Fresh and engaging. Her writing is crisp and her insights into human behavior are acute.” Lynne Van Luven, Monday Magazine

Great story. Great writing, too. [Frankie Styne renders] down the monstrous, gently fold the abnormal into an embrace and make it human ... Fantastic!” Helen Heffernan




Praise for Frankie Styne and the Silver Man

“Exquisite ...[Page’s] favored themes are here―the stark dichotomies of life, the power of language, the way the social system tries and fails to help people, and how saving grace can come from unseen places ... A fierce writer; her relentless imagination and pure writing skills bring a broken, nightmare world fully to life.”―Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Page draws on ... pulp material – monsters; aliens; an unhappy, childless marriage – and takes her characters to equally dark places. What’s different is [that] Page’s monsters display a more complex relationship between inner and outer ugliness and find redemption in responsibility."The Globe & Mail

Frankie Styne offers a terrific showcase of Page’s singular style (with its attractive high-low mixture of genres), quirky unexpected invention, and attention to the nuances of psychology. Mere words on a page, her creations linger in the mind long after the reading’s done.”Vancouver Sun

Frankie Styne and the Silver Man is a fantastic novel. Character driven, claustrophobic, and deeply weird, it has a haunting, discomfiting quality that lingers with a reader."Toronto Star

“[Kathy Page’s] writing is beautifully crafted ... pulling her readers into her world. Her astute attention to detail makes for good reading.”The Winnipeg Free Press

“Strange and deeply haunting ... Page’s prose is cold, crystalline terror ... Frankie Styne and the Silver Man seems unknowable at first, until it builds to a thankfully redemptive climax.”National Post

"This book has the trappings of great pulp...Page’s prose is vivid and alive, with nary a scrap of throwaway writing to be found."Publishers Weekly

"An amazing and unique read from beginning to end, Frankie Styne & the Silver Man is a deftly crafted work of truly memorable literary fiction that is especially recommended for community and academic library Contemporary Fiction collections."Midwest Book Review

“Page’s imaginative powers are electric. She has the ability to analyze the often nightmarish qualities of the human psyche and as a result, Frankie Styne is a taut examination of the complex emotional ties that bind, the methods we employ to distance ourselves, and our ambiguous powers of imagination. She is at once poignant and provocative, stomach-churningly distasteful and yet compulsively readable.”―Time Out UK

Frankie Styne and the Silver Man resists being put down for the night... I read on, captivated and creeped-out. But this being Kathy Page, I always trusted I was heading away from a nightmare, towards a happier place. This is Felicia’s Journey, with a big dollop of hope.”―Caroline Adderson, prize-winning author of Ellen in Pieces

"This is the very best book that I’ve read in ages, and if I read another half as good in the next few months, that will constitute an extraordinary literary year."―Kerry Clare, Pickle Me This

“Fresh and engaging. Her writing is crisp and her insights into human behavior are acute.”―Lynne Van Luven, Monday Magazine

“Great story. Great writing, too. [Frankie Styne renders] down the monstrous, gently fold the abnormal into an embrace and make it human ... Fantastic!”―Helen Heffernan


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kathy Page
ISBN 10: 1771960388 ISBN 13: 9781771960380
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books-FYI, Inc.
(Cadiz, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 23MA3O00AJZV

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Page, Kathy
Published by Biblioasis
ISBN 10: 1771960388 ISBN 13: 9781771960380
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Magers and Quinn Booksellers
(Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Biblioasis. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Includes everything it's supposed to include. Bookseller Inventory # 910420

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kathy Page
ISBN 10: 1771960388 ISBN 13: 9781771960380
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1771960388

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Page, Kathy
ISBN 10: 1771960388 ISBN 13: 9781771960380
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # V7-9781771960380

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Page, Kathy
ISBN 10: 1771960388 ISBN 13: 9781771960380
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781771960380

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Page, Kathy
Published by Biblioasis 2/9/2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 1771960388 ISBN 13: 9781771960380
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Biblioasis 2/9/2016, 2016. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Frankie Styne & the Silver Man. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781771960380

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Page, Kathy
Published by Biblioasis
ISBN 10: 1771960388 ISBN 13: 9781771960380
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Biblioasis. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1771960388. Bookseller Inventory # Z1771960388ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Page, Kathy
Published by Biblioasis
ISBN 10: 1771960388 ISBN 13: 9781771960380
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Biblioasis. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1771960388. Bookseller Inventory # Z1771960388ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Page, Kathy
Published by Biblioasis
ISBN 10: 1771960388 ISBN 13: 9781771960380
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Biblioasis. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1771960388. Bookseller Inventory # Z1771960388ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Page, Kathy
Published by Biblioasis (2016)
ISBN 10: 1771960388 ISBN 13: 9781771960380
New Paperback Quantity Available: 16
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Biblioasis, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1771960388

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book