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New Jerusalem News : A Novel

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The summer season on Cape Cod is over--now it's time for the real fun to begin. Dominick is always just passing through. He is a professional house guest who follows the sun and the leisure class from resort to resort. But this winter he lingers on a quaint New England island and in spite of his best intentions becomes involved in the travails of his eccentric geriatric hosts. An environmental protest against a proposed liquid natural gas terminal turns ugly, and by accident and happenstance Dominick becomes a mistaken suspect in terrorist bombings. But New Jerusalem News is really about its characters--the plot is just to keep them busy as we get to know them. None of them are young--white-bearded men and blue-coiffed women busy with aging, dementia, and ungrateful children. But Dominick strives to float above it all in a life of itinerant escape. A New England comedy of sorts, on another level New Jerusalem News is an extended meditation on history, identity, and what it means to drift.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 33.02mm | 539g
  • Yucca Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1631580442
  • 9781631580444

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"Enright's style is compassionately sardonic, witty, funny, quirky and delightful... The characters are terrific oddballs, wonderful to spend time with... What a great beginning to a new series. You'll laugh out loud but also enjoy Dominick's asides on class warfare, crows, the past and cold, wet provincial New England and New Englanders. The plot leaps and twists and delights... Enright's off and running with Dominick, and he's terrific." --Providence Journal
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About John Enright

John Enright was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1945. After serving stints in semi-pro baseball and the Lackawanna steel mills, and the publishing industry in New York, San Francisco, and Hong Kong, he left the United States to teach at the American Samoa Community College and spent the next twenty-six years living on the islands of the South Pacific. Over the past four decades, his essays, articles, short stories, and poems have appeared in more than seventy books, anthologies, journals, periodicals, and online magazines. Today, he and his wife, ceramicist Connie Payne, live in Jamestown, Rhode Island.
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29 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
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4 28% (8)
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