When Kenny Romero, a promising high school athlete, journeys from New York City to his summer job at the Brunet dairy farm in upstate New York, he makes choices that bring him in direct confrontation with nature and challenge his more primitive instincts for survival. His fateful decision triggers a crisis with harrowing consequences for his already troubled family.AgainstWhen Kenny Romero, a promising high school athlete, journeys from New York City to his summer job at the Brunet dairy farm in upstate New York, he makes choices that bring him in direct confrontation with nature and challenge his more primitive instincts for survival. His fateful decision triggers a crisis with harrowing consequences for his already troubled family.Against the background of his ordeal, each character reveals a part of his or her own struggle. During the course of the summer, as Kenny and his girlfriend, Claudia, deepen their relationship, Kenny’s mother, Fran, struggles with an agonizing choice. His father, Tommy Romero, reveals why, years prior, he chose to act as he did after he had been drawn into illegal activities by Kenny’s uncle, Jerry Boyle, and both were dismissed from the police force. Jerry, meanwhile, learns the true identity of Gabriel Brunet, owner of the farm. At the core of the tale is the distant secret harbored by Kenny’s maternal grandmother, Mary Boyle.A vivid, gripping tale of action and mystery, Blood Fugues explores the ways in which family ties and secrets spin their way into our present lives, shaping our desires, our fears, and our futures....
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Blood Fugues Reviews
Families are complicated. People don't always tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I debated to give a 3- or 4-star rating to this, would be happy with a 3 1/2. Good read, interesting writing. I can't tell if the heavy use of pronouns, making for sometimes confusing reading (which 'he' is this paragraph about?!), is an accident or an intentional tool symbolizing the interconnectedness of us all or some shit like that.
I loved Bill Bailey and Omaha Bigelow so much. And I was so excited to get this book. Only to find it totally lacking the vitality and strangeness and amazing characters that made all of Yunque's other books so fantastic. It's more than the typical high school boy finds himself story that the description and first 50 pages will suggest, but in comparison with his other books it's also not particularly worth reading. That being said, it wasn't necessarily bad, just disappointingly mediocre.
The writing in this is not good at all. And for about the first 100 pages, it's a lot of boring background. I almost gave up, but for some reason I stuck with it. The writing doesn't get better, but the story gets slightly more interesting. I probably still would have given it one star, but I bumped it up because there was quite a bit of hockey in it.
Would have love to give this book 5 stars. It had a great storyline but the poor editing made this book difficult to follow. Confused to who the author was talking about at times. Overall I still love Ed Vega's work.