The gunners: a novel
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Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, [2018].
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9781619029897, 1619029898
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"Kauffman has done something remarkable with The Gunners . . . She's made spending time with [her characters] not just tolerable but delightful. And she's achieved this not by manufacturing likability, but by so convincingly rendering the affection between them that you accept each character's foibles as readily as they do one another's . . . There's so much generosity and spirit and humor shared by whatever characters are on the page at any given time that I was always happy to accompany them." —The New York Times Book Review

Following her wonderfully received first novel, Another Place You’ve Never Been, called “mesmerizing,” “powerful,” and “gorgeous,” by critics all over the country, Rebecca Kauffman returns with Mikey Callahan, a thirty–year–old who is suffering from the clouded vision of macular degeneration. He struggles to establish human connections—even his emotional life is a blur.

As the novel begins, he is reconnecting with “The Gunners,” his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself from all of them before ending her life, and she died harboring secrets about the group and its individuals. Mikey especially needs to confront dark secrets about his own past and his father. How much of this darkness accounts for the emotional stupor Mikey is suffering from as he reaches his maturity? And can The Gunners, prompted by Sally’s death, find their way to a new day? The core of this adventure, made by Mikey, Alice, Lynn, Jimmy, and Sam, becomes a search for the core of truth, friendship, and forgiveness.

A quietly startling, beautiful book, The Gunners engages us with vividly unforgettable characters, and advances Rebecca Kauffman’s place as one of the most important young writers of her generation.

"A moving novel . . . Each character comes to terms with their dark past, and uncertain futures—like an intimate hangout session, dashed with suspense and few extra layers of emotional beauty. You'll find yourself thinking of Freaks and Geeks, The Big Chill, and maybe all those friends you've been meaning to text." —Entertainment Weekly, The Must List



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"Mikey Callahan is suffering from the clouded vision of macular degeneration. He struggles to establish human connections, and is reconnecting with 'The Gunners, ' his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself from all of them before ending her life, and she died harboring secrets about the group and its individuals. Mikey hopes that confronting secrets about his own past-- and his father's-- will dispel some of the emotional stupor that clouds his life."--,(Source of summary not specified).
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Kauffman, R. (2018). The gunners: a novel. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint.

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Kauffman, Rebecca. 2018. The Gunners: A Novel. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint.

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Kauffman, Rebecca, The Gunners: A Novel. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint, 2018.

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Kauffman, Rebecca. The Gunners: A Novel. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint, 2018. Print.

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