Flesh and Blood




      Flesh and Blood
In Flesh and Blood, Michael Cunningham takes us on a masterful journey through four generations of the Stassos family as he examines the dynamics of a family struggling to come of age in the 20th centuryIn 1950, Constantine Stassos, a Greek immigrant laborer, marries Mary Cuccio, an Italian American girl, and together they produce three children Susan, an ambitious beauty, Billy, a brilliant homosexual, and Zoe, a wild child Over the years, a web of tangled longings, love, inadequacies and unfulfilled dreams unfolds as Mary and Constantine s marriage fails and Susan, Billy, and Zoe leave to make families of their own Zoe raises a child with the help of a transvestite, Billy makes a life with another man, and Susan raises a son conceived in secret, each extending the meaning of family and love With the power of a Greek tragedy, the story builds to a heartbreaking crescendo, allowing a glimpse into contemporary life which will echo in one s heart for years to come. Read Flesh and Blood – heartforum.co.uk

Michael Cunningham is the author of the novels A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, The Hours winner of the Pen Faulkner Award Pulitzer Prize , Specimen Days, and By Nightfall, as well as the non fiction book, Land s End A Walk in Provincetown His new novel, The Snow Queen, will be published in May of 2014 He lives in New York, and teaches at Yale University.

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  • Paperback
  • 465 pages
  • Flesh and Blood
  • Michael Cunningham
  • English
  • 18 November 2018
  • 0684874318

10 thoughts on “ Flesh and Blood

  1. Luís C. says:

    I have already read, from the same author, The Hours and appreciated his intimate and poetic style Here we follow the evolution of an American family, from 1935 to 2035 no, no science fiction, however The father and husband, is an immigrant of Greek origin, Constantine Stassos Her wife, Mary, is born to an Italian family And there are their three children Suzanne, Billy and Zoe.It is a polyphonic novel, which may not be original, but its peculiarity is to make the voices of family I have already read, from the same author, The Hours and appreciated his intimate and poetic style Here we follow the evolution of an American family, from 1935 to 2035 no, no science fiction, however The father and husband, is an immigrant of Greek origin, Constantine Stassos Her wife, Mary, is born to an Italian family And there are their three children Suzanne, Billy and Zoe.It is a polyphonic novel, which may not be ori...

  2. Violet wells says:

    I can t think of much to say about this It s a novel that won t essentially do Michael Cunningham s reputation as a novelist any harm or any good The main characters in this three generational family saga interested me rather less than two of the minor characters a drag queen called Cassandra and a big hearted mixed race kid called Jamal There s a lot of soul searching too much for me and a lot of pretty writing but every day I was muchkeen to read the Muriel Spark novel I had on I can t think of much to say about this It s a novel that won t essentially do Michael Cunningham s reputation as a novelist any harm or any good The main characters in this three generational family saga interested me rather less than two of the minor characters a drag queen called Cassandra and a big hearted mixed race kid called Jamal There s a lot of soul searching too much for me and a lot of pretty writing but every day I was much...

  3. Pedro says:

    After some thought, I think I might be ready for this review Right, I ve read some of Cunningham s novels before Three of them I loved two of them The third one not that much reread I loved The Hours , but A Home at the End of the World cut too deep I can feel it still, after all these years Specially when it gets really cold.I started this book with a really good feeling about it I just knew it was going to be great I could feel it The Goldfinch , I m looking at you And After some thought, I think I might be ready for this review Right, I ve read some of Cunningham s novels before Three of them I loved two of them The third one not that much reread I loved The Hours , but A Home at the End of the World cut too deep I can feel it still, a...

  4. Jane says:

    Everything that is trite and heavy handed in novels is present here there s an aging patriarch, kleptomania, lots of long descriptions of the way twilight moves across a neighborhood, self mutilation, child abuse, questions of immigrant identity, questions of gender identity, questions of sexual identity, a whiff of incest, death, AIDS, drug abuse, New York, the suburbs, tract housing, class conflict, shifting American demographics, paeans to urban space, roiling hatreds in families, love, Everything that is trite and heavy handed in novels is present here there s an aging patriarch, kleptomania, lots of long descriptions of the way twilight moves across a neighborhood, self mutilation, child abuse, questions of immigrant identity, questions of gender identity, questions of sexual identity, a whiff of incest, death, AIDS, drug abuse, New York, the suburbs, tract housing, class conflict, shifting American demographics, paeans to urban space, roiling hatreds in families, love, generational traits, generational conflict, sentences describing irrelevant objects as if ...

  5. Mbarkle says:

    This is my absolute favorite kind of book It tells the story of a family over three generations, basically I love the way the author is able to show the dysfunctional nature of the family, by going into each characters head and describing their often conflicting thoughts It s very realistic in that way, one minute a person feels one way, the next minute another, and then you see how they decide to act on their feelings.I related to the story quite a bit, I am one of three siblings, born This is my absolute favorite kind of book It tells the story of a family over three generations, basically I love the way the author is able to show the dysfunctional nature of the family, by going into each characters head and describing their often conflicting thoughts It s very realistic in that way, one minute a person f...

  6. Greg Giannakis says:

    Crying in public on your bus home from work I think might be the best sign of a good book This tore me apart and felt especially relevant what with Pride season upon us No one can capture humans in all their ugliness and touching banality like Michael Cunningham does I think I felt the saddest after physically feeling myself leaving the little world and atmosphere the book created No matter how much you grasp the paperback tightly, to the point that the pages begin to warp slightly, thinking Crying in public on your bus home from work I th...

  7. Amy says:

    I hate to think that Michael Cunningham is writing the same book over and over, because really, he isn t, but this one seemed like it had his stock characters Strong, but quirky women, a gay man with so...

  8. Davis Aujourd& says:

    So you think you have a dysfunctional family Try this book on for size It is a fascinating tale of a family which plays out over several generations This gives the readers a real sense for how and where family dynamics come from.It is a book that will appeal to many different groups of readers Gay readers will embrace some of the affirming gay characters ...

  9. James says:

    Another stunning novel from one of America s greatest writers.Having being a huge lover of The Hours, both the novel and the adaptation, I m unsure why it took me so long to get round to reading Flesh Blood Cunningham writes of life, and all of its complexities, like no other, whilst crafting beautiful, sparing prose I couldn t recommend Flesh Blood , should you like to read fiction that explores the human psyche in the context of a family unit, and all of the spaces and Another stunning novel from one of America s greatest writers.Having being a huge lover of The Hours, both the novel and the ad...

  10. Robert Dunbar says:

    Another superbly accomplished novel by Cunningham Wish I could addstars His writing always makes me think of Richard Pryor s comment about Muhammad Ali He fights so good it makes your dick hard.

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