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by Lucia Nevai

  • ISBN: 0979419832
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Lucia Nevai
  • Subcategory: United States
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tin House Books; 1st edition (May 28, 2008)
  • Pages: 212 pages
  • FB2 size: 1611 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 271
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Slightly malformed, very brilliant, Crane Cavanaugh is born into the world of three former charlatan preachers.

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Salvation, Lucia Nevai This is an exquisitely told story about the struggles and triumphs of a young girl raised in squalor by abusive, absent parents in rural Iowa. I liked Nevai’s style and would look for her books in the future

Salvation, Lucia Nevai This is an exquisitely told story about the struggles and triumphs of a young girl raised in squalor by abusive, absent parents in rural Iowa. Crane is a character not soon forgotten. Her voice is humorous and eloquent even while describing the crazy circumstances of her life. Crane is both ignored and abused by her three parents, failed evangelists living in a shack outside Des Moines. I liked Nevai’s style and would look for her books in the future. I found parts to be a bit tedious, especially the pages and pages of ant behavior. I think she could easily write a follow up to this book, with the same characters.

From the prize-winning author Lucia Nevai comes the smart, poignant, and richly imagined novel Salvation, the coming of age story of Crane Cavanaugh

Salvation is the sometimes funny, sometimes eerie story of the coming of age of Crane Cavanaugh, a budding scientist. Crane narrates her early life with a rich awareness of the natural world and her own precarious spot in it.

Lucia Nevai is an American writer. She is known as an author of short stories and novels

Lucia Nevai is an American writer. She is known as an author of short stories and novels. Lucia Nevai's winning volume of stories, Star Game, was published by the University of Iowa Press in 1987.

Lucia Nevai is an American novelist and short story writer, native to Des Moines, Iowa, born September 11, 1945. She currently resides in upstate New York. Her novel "Salvation" was published in 2008 by Tin House Books

Lucia Nevai is an American novelist and short story writer, native to Des Moines, Iowa, born September 11, 1945. Her novel "Salvation" was published in 2008 by Tin House Books. Nevai's debut novel, "Seriously," was published in 2004 by Little, Brown. Her first collection, "Star Game", won the Iowa Short Fiction Award

Lucia Nevai is an American novelist and short story writer, native to Des Moines, Iowa, born September 11, 1945. Her novel Salvation was published in 2008 by Tin House Books

Lucia Nevai is an American novelist and short story writer, native to Des Moines, Iowa, born September 11, 1945. Her novel Salvation was published in 2008 by Tin House Books. Her first collection, Star Game, won the Iowa Short Fiction Award

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Salvation by Lucia Nevai - book cover, description, publication history. From the prize-winning author Lucia Nevai comes the smart, poignant, and richly imagined novel Salvation, the coming of age story of Crane Cavanaugh

Salvation by Lucia Nevai - book cover, description, publication history. From the prize-winning author Lucia Nevai comes the smart, poignant, and richly imagined novel Salvation, the coming of age story of Crane Cavanaugh. Born into a family of three former charlatan preachers and two older siblings living in poverty in rural Iowa, Crane is a budding scientist with a rich awareness of the natural world and her own precarious spot in it.

Salvation is the sometimes funny, sometimes eerie story of the coming of age of Crane Cavanaugh, a budding scientist.

Lucia Nevai, Author, Salvation, Seriously, Normal. Debra Cohen, Open Book Post. Novel Summary This literary family drama follows traditional storytelling that stays close to the moment with the objective of discovery

Lucia Nevai, Author, Salvation, Seriously, Normal. Novel Summary This literary family drama follows traditional storytelling that stays close to the moment with the objective of discovery. Themes of survival, love, religion, secrecy, and betrayal are used to foreshadow the powerful end of this book.

Slightly malformed, very brilliant, Crane Cavanaugh is born into the world of three former charlatan preachers, two siblings, and a dismal childhood. Eventually adopted by loud, loving Ollie, Crane becomes a budding scientist with a teacher as her mentor, but her abusive childhood left an imprint she has to confront.

Salvation is the sometimes funny, sometimes eerie story of the coming of age of Crane Cavanaugh, a budding scientist. Crane narrates her early life with a rich awareness of the natural world and her own precarious spot in it. Raised below the poverty line in Arnold, Iowa, by depraved adults who’ve given up the life of charlatans on the gospel circuit, Crane’s first-person account traces her experiences from disfiguration in the womb to well-deserved elevation in the halls of academe. Along the way, there are surprises and reversals. Crane is separated from the sister and brother who tried to protect her in infancy and assigned by welfare workers to life in a convent. Here, science is taught directly from the Bible. Crane rebels. Her belligerence causes the nuns to put her up for adoption. Reborn as Princess Hopkins by an adoring, middle-class, adoptive mother, Crane develops a satisfying relationship of admiration and respect with a public school science teacher who becomes her mentor. Princess/Crane inhabits parallel worlds, using her scientific precocity and formidable intellect to juggle sobering deficits in nurture, stunted emotional development, and the inevitable disasters that derive from sadomasochistic sexual imprinting―yet she somehow retains an inner continuity that remains unfazed, unjudgmental, and cheerful. Witty and richly intelligent, arch and earnest, Salvation has a Dickensian narrative reach, an empathetic heart, and a naturalist's eye for both the vagaries and the logic of human nature.
Reviews about Salvation (6):
SiIеnt
It's hard to find a gem in the vast sea of reading material out there, but that's how I feel about Salvation (Tin House) from Lucia Nevai a writer who has been under the radar but certainly not short on award-winning stories, some of which have appeared in The New Yorker and Glimmer Train. This novel is that rare breed combination of great, crisp writing, a unique strong voice, colorful characters and a good story. Shut the phone off, don't even turn the computer on and lose yourself in this novel set in Iowa during the 1950s and 60s.

Nevai's compelling voice engages from the get go...With abject, slavish desire, with offhand, sloppy curiosity, with gratitude, with sedation, I was accidentally engendered and by the end of page one you know you're in good hands. Reader and writer become co-conspirators in a secret fantastic voyage, the way a novel should be. I would follow Salvation's main character Crane Cavanaugh anywhere. And you do, with her wry wit, to a squatter's shack, with a prostitute mother, evangelist father, an aunt wailing sermons and the local pharmacist moving next door. Crane's forehead deformity from her mother's botched abortion attempt is at first shameful then becomes a talisman, a brand of the randomness of life. Left to their own devices by disinterested parents, loving half-siblings Jima and Little Duck cling to Crane in un-educated, feral childhood fraught with adventures, the only constant a nightly 9:49 train trudging through town.

We three befriend Mr. Fanelli, a land developer who feeds them sandwiches for lunch as they watch the lake front community blossom. After witnessing a crime in the shack next door, the children now noticed by officials, are scooped up by the state and divided. Crane is sent to a convent where we get a peek at another religion's set of applied behaviors till she gets adopted by Ollie an over enthusiastic bright bulb to Crane's gritty life. Now with a new pink, girlish look, and a somewhat doting mother figure, Crane begins formal schooling, is found to be brilliant and cultivates her intellect in an elaborate scientific ant experiment.

The characters are richly whipped with names like Tit, Jump and Flat and descriptions: Her mouth was straight and humorless. She ran over it with lipstick, creating a red equals sign--These people are complex, each with their own melody that winds through the hypocrisies of religion, gender roles and family dynamics in an intricately woven coming-of-age-story.

With Crane's own description of herself as a dead ringer for Benjamin Franklin you love her sense of place and constant tugging to reshape and claim it. Be sure and pick up this novel. It won't disappoint.
Agamaginn
i loved her short stories "Normal" and this novel is as good as i hoped: quirky, written with her same true voice with wonderfully real characters. extremely talented author.
Cozius
to be honest, i had low expectations with this book but was surprised at how quickly it drew me in! a very interesting, thought-provoking tale. it's simply written, with many descriptions repeated (for example, the description of gima's hair half out of its ponytail) but the repetitions become part of the book's charm. a fast read...
Elastic Skunk
Alice Sebold is right when she calls it a "knockout." This book grips you from the beginning with its firm and confident sense of place: midcentury rural Iowa. As you soon realize, the setting, like the characters, is like noneother you will ever experience. The strange and beautiful lives of these rural Iowans are captured with gritty realism, intelligent humor and, best of all, a shocking bluntness which puts you square in the story. Like the best novels, you forget you are reading and imagine that the characters are personally telling you this juicy tale.

If you like it, check out Seriously: A Novel and Normal.
Rexfire
Salvation is an achingly beautiful book. Nevai's writing is like poetry, and her characters are amazingly real. They tug at your heart long after you've put down the book. The main character, Crane Cavanaugh, is a girl who rises above the difficult hand she was dealt. She is an inspiration to those who face challenges and you root for her all the way through. Every word in this story is perfectly chosen. I loved this book!
avanger
I was surprised at how much I loved this book, it was very touching, compassionate book of journey and self discovery!!! A true book that makes you ask questions of how people come to the decisions they make in life and still go on living....

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