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Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM By Edgardo Vega Yunqué

This sweeping drama of intimately connected families black, white, and Latino boldly conjures up the ever shifting cultural mosaic that is America At its heart is Vidamia Farrell, half Puerto Rican, half Irish, who sets out in search of the father she has never known Her journey takes her from her affluent suburban home to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where her faThis sweeping drama of intimately connected families black, white, and Latino boldly conjures up the ever shifting cultural mosaic that is America At its heart is Vidamia Farrell, half Puerto Rican, half Irish, who sets out in search of the father she has never known Her journey takes her from her affluent suburban home to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where her father Billy Farrell now lives with his second family Once a gifted jazz pianist, Billy lost two fingers in the Vietnam War and has since shut himself off from jazz As Billy s colorful new family draws her into their fold, so Vidamia determines to draw her father back into the world he left behind.
  • Title: No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Ain't Never Coming Home Again
  • Author: Edgardo Vega Yunqué
  • ISBN: 9780312424022
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback

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Bezimena knjizevna zadruga Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
Američka je bre, tako je prokleto američka do srži, do ispod srži, do krvi, ma do ispod krvi, ako ima gde ispod. Otuda to samopouzdanje sa naslovnice, trebalo je da znam i pre čitanja. Ponosno nošenje vrlina i mana podjednako, isticanje i jednih i drugih, ali uvek sa ljubavlju, uvek. Američko društvo s kraja prošlog veka, nikad prevaziđeni rasni problemi, ratne traume, nasilje i muzika. O, tako mnogo muzike.Odsustvo lirike u načinu pisanja, odsustvo viška reči, odsustvo viška misli [...]
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Sara Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
i hate hate hate hate hate this book. the writing itself is fine. i believe the author was a playwright and this was his first novel, and it's entertaining for sure. it's all exciting and something or other if you live on the lower east side now that gentrification has come and shat itself down. you can read all about how you wouldn't have survived for 13 seconds in your neighborhood just a short while ago. it is, however, too long. and too intro-to-___________ (black studies, critical race theo [...]
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Anna Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
So far I love this! I am completely sucked in, the women are very well written and rounded (I was surprised when I realize the author's a guy!) and everyone is so fascinating that when it jumps from character to character I don't even play favorites and wish for the next jump--I am totally engaged with all of them. Too bad I'm only about 150 pages in and it's already overdue to the library.UPDATE: I don't know what happened to old Edgardo, but about halfway through he forgets how to write good d [...]
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Tan3tM Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
Another loved one!! Read for an English course and couldn't put it down. It seriously consumed my every break, passing classes, while I sat and waited for classes to start, well you get the point. A worth read because of how the author captures and sucks you in
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jt Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
I was drawn to this book for it's many references to the Lower East Side where I live, but it's an incredibly engrossing book even if you don't give a crap about the setting.
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Katie Lowry Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
He was super heavy handed with Vee and her struggles with race and defining herself, everything about Elsa, a lot of things. The violent scene was way too much. The metaphors just didn't do it for me. But I made it through 782 pages so that's gotta be worth a star or two. Some of the characters were good, I liked Lulu who only made two appearances, Maud should have had more timeme of them were absurd. The way Cookie spoke. The way Lurleen was constantly sweetness and thoughtful light but complet [...]
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Janet Tabin Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
Just noticed lists a 'genre' for Bill Bailey as 'family saga, jazz fiction'. That would have made Edgardo crazy! He insisted that 'fiction' is a genre. Poetry is a genre. He would have called a designation like 'family saga' within fiction a category. And he took those words very seriously.
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Adelaide Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
I loved this book. Every improvisation (exploration of race, jazz, ptsd) as masterful of the jazz greatest named.
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Frank Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
This has to be one of the most amazing books I have ever read! Sprawling in scope, yet it kept my interest throughout its entire 790 pages. The story of Vidamía, Billy Farrell and their life and family was actually quite simple and probably could have been told in a lot less pages, but it definitely would not have been the same experience. I guess some would say the story rambled – it provided detailed histories of many of the lesser characters and seemed to jump all over the place at times. [...]
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Divine-Asia Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
I do not recommend but if you do read, I hope you enjoy the first 150 pages because after that the story goes down hill, the writing becomes incoherent and the sentences run on longer (like this one) and the characters become caricatures of themselves. To give you a snippet of how bad it got, here is a paragraph from page 456 of the hardcover edition.That night she made love to Barry wildly, devouring his mouth with such ardor that, although he enjoyed himself, he wondered what had come over his [...]
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Susan Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
This diabolical account of an Irish/Puerto Rican youngster growing up in NYC with her mom and step dad. I'm drawn into the story by the references to early jazz history. Vidamia's real father, a permanently injured (physically and emotionally) Vietnam veteran, finds himself face to face with this young but oh so wise daughter who insists, but nicely, on getting to know the father whom she was told abandoned her in utero. As Vidamia seeks connections with her absent parent, she also appears to be [...]
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Nikki Trahan Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
Interesting book. Although, I felt the author over-wrote. By midway thru, I found myself reading the book like a textbook: first sentence, last sentence, skipt to the point! I also think that the subplots would have made this a better trilogy or series than a single tome. Language of some of the characters didn't see authentice Spanglish was captured well tho. Worth the read if only for the ending. Unfortunately, you have to sludge thru 500+ pages of literary loquacity that's inconsistently comp [...]
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Sharon Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
Its 782 pages. Deal with it. There is so much going on in this novel, it's hard to even think about where to start. Most of the book takes place on the LES and revolves around Vidamia, a real pistol of a teenager. Life is not easy for most of the characters--the narrative emotionally intense, romantic about old New York (and jazz) and makes you really miss the characters as soon as you're done reading it. I <3'ed it--a good vacation book along the lines of THE BROTHERS K
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James Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
Man, this was beautiful, except during that bit toward when it painfully wasn't, and the fact that it was in significant part about individual identity in multicultural contexts didn't even irritate me. Plus, it made me listen to a whole bunch of classic jazz and like it. You know how a book can do that for you, like it's lending you a whole facility for aesthetic appreciation that you never had before? Yeah, like that.
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Mary Beth Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
When I first picked up this book, I thought I'd never get through it, but the story and the characters grabbed me immediately. While sometimes Vidamia's conflicts felt a little like teen angst, the rest of the story, characters and setting are so engrossing and well written that it's overshadowed. I also enjoyed the references to music and the portrayal of the lifetime musicians who do it because they love it but never 'make it.'
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Pete Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
Beautiful, painful, wise, sprawling, and gripping all at once -- a masterfully done sweeping tale hung not on its grandeur but on the vividness and humanity of the interconnected stories of the full characters he creates.
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Jen Chau Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
Great story that weaved together the histories of multiple generations. Lots of character development for multiple characters made for a complex and rich story that sucks you in. Loved it, though very heart-breaking and violent at moments.
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Dee Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
Found it really interesting for the first part - but had to stop by to see if this long-winded style kept up through the rest of the book.Honestly, I dont know yet if I like it or not, but its hard to put down :)Liked the story of an Irish/Puerto Rican girl, very unsually written.
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Connie Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
I heard him read at the 92nd St Y and was moved to read this book that goes back 150 years to after the Vietnam War. Parts are not as well written as I would like but it is truly a memorable book set in NY, both Scarsdale and the lower east side. It will stay with you
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Chalida Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
I love this book! Vidamia is so unforgettable. Great family saga about multicultural America.
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Jen Hitt Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
I picked up this book because it was the longest one I could find and I wasn't dissapointed. The descriptions of music are good. Caution, some of the violence is not for the faint of heart.
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Porter Kelly Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
For some reason it took me FOREVER to read this book, but I really loved the characters.
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R Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
I loved this book! I read it years ago and had to rack my brain to come up with even a portion of the title so that I could do a search.
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Jenna Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
This book is terrific tale of identity, family and American music. Also features one of the longest titles in American literature.
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Jocelyn Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
This was really horrifying but I couldn't stop reading it.
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Rebecca Cohen Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
a very well done book. the character development kept me interested for all 800 pages, even when terrible things happened. would highly recommend.
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Sarah Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
It is really good-- a lot of digressions and wandering prose, but fascinating. Good for people who like Jazz and experimental fiction.
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Jen Apr 10, 2020 - 17:44 PM
Really long but interesting look at life in the US.
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No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Ain't Never Coming Home Again By Edgardo Vega Yunqué This sweeping drama of intimately connected families black, white, and Latino boldly conjures up the ever shifting cultural mosaic that is America At its heart is Vidamia Farrell, half Puerto Rican, half Irish, who sets out in search of the father she has never known Her journey takes her from her affluent suburban home to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where her faThis sweeping drama of intimately connected families black, white, and Latino boldly conjures up the ever shifting cultural mosaic that is America At its heart is Vidamia Farrell, half Puerto Rican, half Irish, who sets out in search of the father she has never known Her journey takes her from her affluent suburban home to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where her father Billy Farrell now lives with his second family Once a gifted jazz pianist, Billy lost two fingers in the Vietnam War and has since shut himself off from jazz As Billy s colorful new family draws her into their fold, so Vidamia determines to draw her father back into the world he left behind.

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