Day for Night (Paperback)
Reagan Arthur Books, 9780316077576, 326pp.
Publication Date: April 27, 2011
May 2010 Indie Next List
— Stacie M. Williams, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI
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In the course of Frederick Reiken's provocative, intricate novel, Beverly will learn that her story is part of something larger. Because the story is not hers alone--it's also the story of a comatose teenage boy in Utah, an elusive sixties-era fugitive, an FBI agent pursuing a twenty-year obsession, a Massachusetts veterinarian who falls in love on a kibbutz in Israel, and a host of other characters. DAY FOR NIGHT illuminates how disparate, far-flung people can be connected, and how the truth of those bonds can upend entire lives. Each chapter is a small universe of its own, and together they form a dazzling whole.
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Praise For Day for Night…
"Brilliant plotting, haunting characters and an elegiac tone distinguish this dazzling novel by Reiken...Contemporary fiction at its best-accessible, breathtaking and heartbreaking."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)
"An intricate, subtly fantastic, six-degrees-of-separation tale shaped by the beauty, continuity, and mystery of nature. . . . It's an entrancing and profoundly complicated tale Reiken tells as he slowly reveals the submerged connections among his intriguing characters while sustaining psychological sophistication, suspense, shrewd humor, and many-tiered compassion."--Booklist (starred)
"A compelling tale in which one thread deftly connects 10 people....An imaginative and exciting read."--Publishers Weekly
"What begins as a typical family drama becomes a chain reaction of plot twists. . . . . Day for Night is a beautiful test in patience, but by the end, you'll see it was worth the wait."--Very Short List
"A thought-provoking, intricate portrait of the far-reaching, intergenerational implications of the Holocaust - and how fortuitous circumstances can bring people from both sides of a tragedy closer together, and, in some cases, further apart."--S. Kirk Walsh, Los Angeles Times
"Day for Night is a joy and a rare thing, a feast for the mind and the heart that almost demands a second reading."--Daniel Goldin, Boswell Book Co./NPR
"This novel magically and eloquently links swimming with manatees in Florida with a comatose young man held hostage in Utah, a fugitive radical woman, and a kibbutz on the Dead Sea. It's beautifully written, magnificently cerebral, entirely compelling."-- Ellen Meeropol, Odyssey Bookshop