The Hotel Neversink

by Adam O'Fallon Price

Book, 2019

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123461247

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FIC PRI

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Publication

Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2019

Description

Thirty-one years after workers first broke ground, the magnificent Hotel Neversink in the Catskills finally opens to the public. Then a young boy disappears. This mysterious vanishing-and the ones that follow-will brand the lives of three generations over the course of this novel. At the root of it all is Asher Sikorky, the ambitious and ruthless patriarch whose purchase of the hotel in 1931 set a haunting legacy into motion. His daughter Jeanie sees the Hotel Neversink into its most lucrative era, but also its darkest. Decades later, Asher's grandchildren grapple with the family's heritage in their own ways: Len fights to keep the failing, dilapidated hotel alive, and Alice sets out to finally uncover the murderer's identity. Told by an unforgettable chorus of Sikorsky family members-a matriarch, a hotel maid, a traveling comedian, the hotel detective, and many others-The Hotel Neversink is the gripping portrait of a Jewish family in the Catskills over the course of a century. With an unerring eye and with prose both comic and tragic, Adam O'Fallon Price details one man's struggle for greatness, no matter the cost, and a long-held family secret that threatens to undo it all.… (more)

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The story is put together well and progresses at a pretty consistent pace. However, it is fundamentally, with few exceptions, a depressing story with depressing characters. The end is unexpected, but not really very fulfilling.

If you like stories of family drama with lots of angst and a healthy
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scoop of despair, you will enjoy this book.
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ISBN

1947793347

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