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. Best Read [ Flesh and Blood ] by [ Michael Cunningham ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Paperback
  • 465 pages
  • Flesh and Blood
  • Michael Cunningham
  • English
  • 03 November 2017
  • 0684874318

13 thoughts on “Flesh and Blood

  1. 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 membe 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 members heard in the same year sometimes and over a long period We are witnessing a gradual disintegration of this family that seeks so much, however, to em...

  2. 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 th 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...

  3. 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, gene 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 they re sentient really, horror upon horror.And I loved every page of this book, deeply and truly.Cunningham s deft touch, his empathy, his love of beauty, all of them are astounding In life, I sometimes have quick moments of Rolland s oceanic feeling a s...

  4. 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, 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 I was right It was great Epic, dare I say So there s this family, five people No pet...

  5. 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 arou 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 nex...

  6. 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 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 atmo...

  7. 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 some guilt over his sexuality, etc D...

  8. 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 not to mention the endearing transvestite.This is a book that speaks about love and forgiveness This lends the book a spiritual dimension 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 not to mention the endearing transvestite.This is a book that speaks about love and forgiveness This lends the book a spiritual dimension I especially appreciated that since I am the author of a spiritually themed novel I am always on the outlook for books that uplift my spirit While this boo...

  9. 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.

  10. 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 emotio 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 be...

  11. says:

    Flesh and Blood is another masterful work by Michael Cunningham, an incredibly gifted writer Last year I read A Home at the End of the World, the author s first novel I absolutely loved it Though I have not read his Pulitzer Prize winning The Hours, I have seen the movie based on the book several times it is one of my all time favorite films This book written between the two others just mentioned is nothing short of superb.The novel told from the third person POV chronicles three generation Flesh and Blood is another masterful work by Michael Cunningham, an incredibly gifted writer Last year I read A Home at the End of the World, the author s first novel I absolutely loved it Though I have not read his Pulitzer Prize winning The Hours, I have seen the movie based on the book several times it is one of my all time favorite films This book written between the two others just mentioned is nothing short of superb.The novel told from the third person POV chronicles three generations of the Stassos family beginning in post World War II America Constantine Stassos, a Greek immigrant, marries Mary Cuccio, a striking young woman of Italian heritage Early in their marriage trouble develops and Mary soon feels she has married below her station Things rapidly spiral downward i...

  12. says:

    He was a dreamy boy who brought books home from the library, who sought hiding places where she could always find him. Michael Cunningham is one of those authors who almost never fail in delivering stories that are little pieces of art In Flesh and Blood, we follow the very different members of a family from the 50s to the 90s The father plays the role of the tyrant provider with a bad temper and misplaced love The mother wants nothingthan peace among the people she loves, and is a k He was a dreamy boy who brought books home from the library, who sought hiding places where she could always find him. Michael Cunningham is one of those authors who almost never fail in delivering stories that are little pieces of art In Flesh and Blood, we follow the very different members of a family from the 50s to the 90s The father plays the role of the tyrant provider with a bad temper and misplaced love The mother wants nothingthan peace among the people she loves, and is a kleptomaniac on the side Susan is the perfect eldest daughter who secretly suffers from her father s inappropriate love, Billy is a smartass and very intelligent homosexual who constantly fights with his ignorant father, and Zoe falls into the adventures of sex and drugs in New York and is bff with a drag queen She lived in New York like Alice, thinking some day she d go back t...

  13. says:

    I found this book quite depressing I don t know if it s caused by the writing style or the characters personalities, but something made me so sad and uncomfortable reading it I like the story though, even if it s disturbing and sad, sometimes a bit strange I d say, especially the way the characters perceived, viewed and reacted to others, how oftentimes selfish and ruthless they were, not particularly in their behavior, but rather in their thoughts Seldom, it was hard to read, because I could I found this book quite depressing I don t know if it s caused by the writing style or the characters personalities, but something made me so sad and uncomfortable reading it I like the story though, even if it s disturbing and sad, sometimes a bit strange I d say, especially the way the characters perceived, viewed and reacted to others, how oftentimes selfish and ruthless they were, not particularly in their behavior, but rather in their thoughts Seldom, it was hard to read, because I couldn t help but think Are people really like this Are we truly so greedy and egoistic or Is life supposed to be like this So hard and unkind But now as I m writing this, I m finding answers to my own questions when I think about caring and loving people, that no, of course not, it s just the characters in this book But still, it was a tough book sometimes due to this.On the contrary, the idea of the plot really sparked interest in me, since it s about immigrants, life ...

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