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Hope: A Tragedy
Hope A Tragedy
Author: Shalom Auslander
The rural town of Stockton, New York, is famous for nothing: no one was born there, no one died there, nothing of any historical import at all has ever happened there, which is why Solomon Kugel, like other urbanites fleeing their pasts and histories, decided to move his wife and young son there. — To begin again. To start anew. But it isn’...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781594488382
ISBN-10: 159448838X
Publication Date: 3/29/2012
Pages: 304
  • Currently 2.2/5 Stars.

2.2 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 33
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From the first page to the last, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I especially liked Solomon's quest for the perfect dying words and his conversations with the doctor and the person in his attic.
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Solomon Kugel is a neurotic salesman who has just moved his family to a quiet farmhouse to escape the stress of city life. Kugel is consumed by thoughts of death and obsessed with finding the perfect "last words" to utter before death and the perfect epithet to put on his tombstone. But Kugel doesn't find rural life less stressful. One sleepless night, he investigates a strange sound and makes a discovery in his attic that will change his life forever. Often irreverent, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny and even sad in parts, "Hope: A Tragedy" is more about how we live our life than about how we prepare to die. Kugel just needs to figure that out.
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I can't believe I read the whole thing! I usually quit reading a book I do not like but finished this one. Characters were not strong and I did not relate to where the story was going, which ended up being nowhere.