[PDF / Epub] ☆ Tales from the Holy Land Author Rafael Alvarez – Soaringeaglecasino.us

Tales from the Holy Land Tales From The Holy Land Is The Third Collection Of Short Fiction From The Balti Author And Screenwriter The Stories Take Place Along The Narrow Streets And Alleys Of Alvarez S Heartbreaking Hometown, Charting Secret Histories Of The Last 100 Years Through The Difficult And Hopeful Lives Of Tugboat Men, Junk Collectors, Beautiful Women, Short Order Cooks And An Artist Who Captures It All In House Paint On The Sides Of Abandoned Buildings.

[PDF / Epub] ☆ Tales from the Holy Land  Author Rafael Alvarez – Soaringeaglecasino.us
  • Paperback
  • 232 pages
  • Tales from the Holy Land
  • Rafael Alvarez
  • English
  • 03 June 2017
  • 9780986059407

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  1. says:

    I liked the first part of this collection much better than the second part My favorite story was JUNIE BUG, about a man obsessed with finding his father s body and turning into a Balti historical expert in the process Rafael Alvarez writes undoubtedly well despite sounding a tad melodramatic at times and using thesis statements in the beginning of his stories His prose is pleasant in a luxuriant way.I didn t care much about the Basilio stories though, although I can appreciate the sheer ambition of what Alvarez tried to do Developing a character over short stories that are technically not about him ev...


  2. says:

    I d like to thank NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review.It s so nice to see an author show appreciation for a city like Rafael Alvarez does in Tales from the Holy Land. I can tell that he loves Balti and he did a lot of research to write these stories I was attracted to this short story collection because it takes place in my hometown of Balti I had so much fun reading about stories that referenced locations that are very familiar to me Some landmarks and places I ve driven by thousands of times, so when he referenced a familiar place, I d excitedly say, I ve been there Some of my favorite references are Sparrows Point, Bethlehem Steel, Enoch Pratt Library, Patterson Park, Fells Point, Locust Point, Camden Yards, Johns Hopkins Hospital, North Point Road, and the Sip Bite where Aliceanna dead ends at Boston Street One of those locations is only five minutes from my house There were some historical references that weren t familiar to me, but I loved learning about them Some of my favorite stories were Junie Bug, The Sacred Heart of Ruthie, Granada in the Drink and An Alley Most Narrow. Junie Bug is about a man who spends thirty years digging around town in search of his father s body The Sacred Heart of Ruthie


  3. says:

    I ve never been to Balti so I couldn t comment upon his accuracy however, he describes the city as a man describes his beloved speaking with adoration of their beauty even when describing their flaws His descriptions are vivid sometimes verging on sublime He often manifests entire lifetimes in less than a dozen words In his best moments, ...


  4. says:

    On its own merits, I think this probably isn t really quite top notch until you hit somewhere around the second half of the collection the first stories get a little lost in the language sometimes, and if I didn t have that connection to the city, I might not have been as willing to keep going The second half really is quite excellent though, and...


  5. says:

    Interesting stories all with common characters or interwoven characters Gritty stories about life in the 60s and 70s around Balti s port The Holy Land is a local corruption of a Polish American Balti neighborhood, correctly known as Highlandtown.Natives and residents of quirky Balti will recognize the streets, bars, churches and other landmarks as the characters struggle to make a living near the harbor.The stories stand or their own and knowing Balti just adds to the pleasure of ...

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