The novel gradually builds an intimate portrait of his childhood; his long marriage to Eleanor, who suffers from a. .There is a great deal of love and affection in So Many Ways to Begin.
The novel gradually builds an intimate portrait of his childhood; his long marriage to Eleanor, who suffers from a debilitating depression and is estranged from her family; and the small triumphs and dissatisfactions of his career as a museum curator. The defining moment comes when, at age 22, David accidentally learns that he was adopted and sets out to find his biological mother.
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Jon McGregor's first novel, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things was longlisted for the Man Booker, as was this novel, his second. I learned about author Jon McGregor from Katie at Books and Things on YouTube, and once again, her recommendation was perfect. I found this book beautifully structured and written, one of those rare books that grabs you right away, one that you never want to end, yet can't wait to see what happens
She knelt beside him and peered down at it, at the two faint dotted lines either side of the ridged pinch of flesh, the scarred surface puckering away into healthy skin.
She knelt beside him and peered down at it, at the two faint dotted lines either side of the ridged pinch of flesh, the scarred surface puckering away into healthy skin. d himself up on his elbows, watching her face, the concentration in her eyes, the pursed lips and lowered eyebrows which meant she was working hard inside her young head to process this new information. She reached out to touch it and Eleanor caught her hand with a sharp uh-uh and a shake of the head. Wash your hands first, she said, still holding on to Kate's wrist
With his second novel, So Many Ways to Begin, Jon McGregor proves once again that the unremarkable can .
With his second novel, So Many Ways to Begin, Jon McGregor proves once again that the unremarkable can be a story worth telling, says Stephanie Merritt. As with his award-winning debut novel, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, Jon McGregor's follow-up work is a close reading of ordinary lives, a tender and often beautifully poetic rendering of the unremarkable. Where does a life, a family, a sense of belonging and identity begin? McGregor starts with Mary, a teenage girl leaving her home in Donegal for the first time to enter domestic service in London during the Second World War. What follows is a commonplace story.
Jon McGregor (born 1976) is a British novelist and short story writer
Jon McGregor (born 1976) is a British novelist and short story writer. In 2002, his first novel was longlisted for the Booker Prize, making him the youngest ever contender. His second and fourth novels were longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2006 and 2017 respectively. His novel So Many Ways to Begin, published in 2006, also found its way onto the Booker Prize longlist. McGregor was commissioned to write a short story, which was called "Close", for the Cheltenham Literature Festival in 2007. If the winning book is a translation, the prize is divided between the writer and the translator, with the writer receiving €75,000 and the translator €25,000.
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In this potent examination of family and memory, Jon McGregor charts one . Encouraged by his doting Aunt Julia, he begins collecting the things that tell.
In this potent examination of family and memory, Jon McGregor charts one man's voyage of self-discovery. Like Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day, So Many Ways to Begin is rich in the intimate details that shape a life, the subtle strain that defines human relationships, and the personal history that forms identity. Encouraged by his doting Aunt Julia, he begins collecting the things that tell his story: a birth certificate, school report cards, annotated cinema and train tickets. After finishing school, he finds the perfect job for his lifetime obsession-curator at a local history museum.
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Now in paperback for the first time, So Many Ways to Begin is a potent examination of family and memory, a look at what happens when life forces you to let go of the person you might have been. David Carter is an obsessive collector, and the curator of the local history museum. In addition to overseeing the community's archives, he has, since boyhood, diligently archived the items that tell his own life story: birth certificate, school report cards, movie and train tickets. But when a senile relative lets slip a long-buried family secret, David is forced to consider that his whole carefully cataloged life may be constructed around a lie. In fits and starts, his world begins to unravel.
Praise for So Many Ways to Begin:
"Jon McGregor might be the best chronicler I know of the way small accidents can set a life in motion, and the way what's said between people-or left unsaid-can change everything. This is a beautiful book, elegant and particular and heart wrenching. I loved it."-Maile Meloy, author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It
"McGregor is a brilliant prose stylist, and here he excels at making … the ordinary seem extraordinary."-Sunday Times (UK )