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Chevy in the Hole: A Novel door Kelsey Ronan
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Chevy in the Hole: A Novel (editie 2022)

door Kelsey Ronan (Auteur)

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A gorgeous, harrowing debut from Kelsey Ronan that follows multiple generations of two families in Flint, Michigan, through the city's notorious growth and decline, with a remarkable contemporary love story at its center. When we meet August "Gus" Molloy on the opening pages of Chevy in the Hole, he's just overdosed at the Detroit restaurant where he works. Shortly after, he packs it in and returns home to his family for another shot at sobriety. There, he meets and falls quickly in love with Monae Livingston, an urban farmer trying to coax a tenuous rebirth from the damaged land. As Gus and Monae begin dreaming up an oasis together in Flint, the city's water supply is being quietly poisoned. Woven throughout their story are the stories of Gus's and Monae's families--Gus's white and Monae's Black--members of which have had their own triumphs and devastating setbacks trying to survive and thrive in their troubled city. In 1937, Gus's great-grandmother runs supplies to the strikers at Chevrolet while her husband, a luckless salesman, daydreams of riches. Meanwhile, Monae's grandmother, Esther Williams, arrives during the Great Migration to confront the limitations of "GM Crow." One of Esther's sons finds his political voice in the civil rights movement while another works at the ill-fated theme park AutoWorld. We watch the families brush elbows long before Gus and Monae ever meet, on one now-infamous night, when Keith Moon of The Who drives a Cadillac into the swimming pool of the Holiday Inn. A novel about the things that change over time and the things that don't, Chevy in the Hole is ultimately a love letter to Flint and the resilience of its people. Throughout, the city reverberates through these families and friendships, which remind us again and again what people need from one another and from the city they call home.… (meer)
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Titel:Chevy in the Hole: A Novel
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Info:Henry Holt and Co. (2022), 304 pages
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Won an advanced reader's copy of Chevy in the Hole. Read but also listened to portions of the book.
I found the book interesting but a bit confusing with moving back and forth in time. It was also a bit slow/boring in my opinion. I was never really able to bond with any of the characters. ( )
  avdesertgirl | May 18, 2022 |
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I am conflicted about this novel. There were places that I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, and places that I set it down for several days and wasn't motivated to pick it back up. Ultimately I did finish, and think it was worth the reading, but it definitely was not the type of novel that gripped me and wouldn't let go, and as a reader that is the type of experience I am always looking for.
  NeedMoreShelves | May 14, 2022 |
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This is a slow moving story and it took me some time to finish. But finish it and I did. I didn’t hate it, but I also didn’t love it. It revolves around two people, Gus, a white man who had drug problems in the past and falls in love with Monae, a black woman. Interwoven into the novel are chapters of their family members from previous generations. I enjoyed the back stories as it helped me get a feel of what is to live in Flint, Michigan and the struggles its residents had and have. But in the end, it was just that, a slice of life of two families covering multiple generations. ( )
  grumpydan | Apr 25, 2022 |
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I set this book aside earlier this month to read something by a favorite author. I realized today that I hadn't thought once about this one, so I think I'm just going to call it a day on that one and officially DNF it. I found neither the story nor the characters compelling. It was an ER book, so I feel a little bad about it, but I am not up for plowing through something out of obligation.
  katiekrug | Apr 20, 2022 |
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This book had a lot of threads to pull together, but it needed just one more historical section to really tie things up; when I finished reading, I felt like it was a puzzle with a piece missing. But I learned a lot about Michigan, and the characters are interesting. ( )
  hairball | Apr 12, 2022 |
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A gorgeous, harrowing debut from Kelsey Ronan that follows multiple generations of two families in Flint, Michigan, through the city's notorious growth and decline, with a remarkable contemporary love story at its center. When we meet August "Gus" Molloy on the opening pages of Chevy in the Hole, he's just overdosed at the Detroit restaurant where he works. Shortly after, he packs it in and returns home to his family for another shot at sobriety. There, he meets and falls quickly in love with Monae Livingston, an urban farmer trying to coax a tenuous rebirth from the damaged land. As Gus and Monae begin dreaming up an oasis together in Flint, the city's water supply is being quietly poisoned. Woven throughout their story are the stories of Gus's and Monae's families--Gus's white and Monae's Black--members of which have had their own triumphs and devastating setbacks trying to survive and thrive in their troubled city. In 1937, Gus's great-grandmother runs supplies to the strikers at Chevrolet while her husband, a luckless salesman, daydreams of riches. Meanwhile, Monae's grandmother, Esther Williams, arrives during the Great Migration to confront the limitations of "GM Crow." One of Esther's sons finds his political voice in the civil rights movement while another works at the ill-fated theme park AutoWorld. We watch the families brush elbows long before Gus and Monae ever meet, on one now-infamous night, when Keith Moon of The Who drives a Cadillac into the swimming pool of the Holiday Inn. A novel about the things that change over time and the things that don't, Chevy in the Hole is ultimately a love letter to Flint and the resilience of its people. Throughout, the city reverberates through these families and friendships, which remind us again and again what people need from one another and from the city they call home.

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