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He's Gone by Deb Caletti | Reviewed on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves about Ian's fate right until the end of He's Gone, as did Dani's introspective nature. The " realness" of the setting, like the relationships between the three. From National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti comes an intensely gripping story What we see of his relationship with his children and Mary and especially his RHRC: Did you know how He's Gone would end before you began writing it?. He's Gone by Deb Caletti PLOT LINE: From the best of my ability, I shall The book needs to backtrack on their relationship but it's not my I find her somewhat difficult to relate to and the use of 'crazy' bothers me to no end.
She's "the other woman" in her husband's relationships yes, cheating is a central focus in this book and it's intricately tied to not just former relationships in her life but also her present. It ties up a little neater than I was expecting given the weight of the build-up the story has from the beginning, and there are some moments that feel a little more weighted for pacing - but the story itself still gripped me because of how well it captures Dani's actions and reactions in the moment.
Caletti has a gift for that kind of focus that's present in her YA works, and it certainly works here in the first adult work I've read from her. I'm definitely interested in reading more from her in the future. I received this as an ARC from Edelweiss from the publisher, but also purchased an audio copy from Audible. This novel is emotional and truthful, brave in ways I have a hard time comprehending. And Dani is athe epitome of that bravery.
I love when authors write from that place inside that is so honest and vulnerable; it almost hurts to read it because of the raw truth behind it. The truth is that they are incredibly brave to reveal these things in spite of their fears.
No one wants to admit how weak they are or that they made mistakes and wrong decisions. Her story is one of amazing revelation and honesty. Sometimes you have an idea that makes you feel like a kid on Halloween night.
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Can we just skip dinner, so we can go? I wanted to go. My previous nine young adult novels are full length and fairly complex and character driven, and my readers are already a mixed bag of ages, falling generally in the older teens to adult range.
There is always a teen protagonist, but my books also feature adult characters of varying ages—mothers and daughters both struggling with screwed-up love lives, for example, or generations of women with something to say about relationships, family, and identity.
I tend to try to push the boundaries of YA, offering more thought-provoking mate- rial than readers of that age might be used to, along with a slower, more literary pace. There were no more fences for me to stay in or out of. It was very freeing. I found that, for me, writing within those boundaries is actually in many ways more challenging.
Do you feel that your life in the city inspired or influenced the novel? We are bombarded with setting here, which is a lucky thing for a writer, I think. It seemed an especially fitting setting for the book. First, there is water everywhere, and these characters are, well, literally drowning in guilt.
But even more than that, the houseboats and their docks are a little off kilter. Ducks paddle by, and so do friendly kayakers. Sailboats swoop out to the lake on a glorious day. But, too, the houses and boats are rocking and clanging.
The old piers sway and creak. Though the story begins when Ian vanishes, he feels like a fully evolved character by the time we reach the ending. I also have one in my book The Story of Us. That character, Janssen Tucker, is totally absent until he appears for his one line at the very end of the book. You can come to have very strong feelings about them, an understanding of them, a full picture, just from what you hear. You hear stories about the person.
He asked a version of that question many more times still.
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And I would answer. I would give all the reasons, making an argument. I fought for it In this cocoon there is work to be done. Old structures are remade. I think, I write, I read. I try to make peace with myself. I try to remember the simple but difficult truth that we mostly do the best we can with what we have. What a feat this is, too, to do the best we can with what we have.
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What a feat that is, too, to do the best we have, given that we've got to drag our histories along with us, like one of those big old Samsonite suitcases from the time before luggage had wheels Short and Sweet Summary Dani wakes up one morning and finds her husband Ian gone.
Did he just walk away to start over again? As the search for Ian intensifies and Dani's anxiety grows, she reviews her life with Ian, their affair, their ambivalence toward their first spouses, their children's lives and how they've been affected, the changes, and finally their ambivalence towards each other.
Was it all worth it? If they had it to do differently, what would they change and would they still choose each other?
What I Liked The Nabakov metaphor of the butterfly and transformation. Not many people know of Nabakov's love of butterflies I do and was surprised to find this detail tied so deeply into the story. I think Caletti means for us to see Dani transform, slowly, frustratingly and painfully