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Ariel S Winter – Barren Cove pdf book

Ariel S Winter - Barren Cove pdf book

Ariel S Winter – Barren Cove pdf book

Barren Cove

Author : Ariel S Winter
Publisher : Atria/Emily Bestler Books (April 26, 2016)
Genre : Literature & Fiction

Book Review

Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee Ariel S. Winter explores the secret legacy of an enigmatic family in this thrillingly atmospheric novel with a compelling and unexpected twist.

Sapien is a relic of a bygone age, searching for meaning in a world where his outdated allegiances to a time long past have left him isolated and hopeless. Seeking peace and quiet, he retires to a beach house at Barren Cove, a stately Victorian manor even more antiquated than he.

He becomes increasingly fascinated with the family whose lives are entwined with the home—angry and rebellious Clark; flamboyant Kent; fragile, beautiful Mary; and most of all, Beachstone, the mysterious man whose history may hold all the answers Sapien has been searching for. As Sapien unlocks their secret loves and betrayals, the dangerous past of Barren Cove will indelibly change him…and who he is fated to become.

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant tale in the tradition of Kazuo Ishiguro and Neil Gaiman,Barren Cove is a luminous and surprising exploration of legacy, loss, and humanity itself.

Editorial Reviews


“Providing further evidence of the futility of genre labels, BARREN COVE is a thoughtful and affecting family drama that just happens to be about robots. Winter’s vision of a machine-ruled dystopia is a quiet country manor where a few mechanical people search for meaning in the mysteries of their programming. An unsettling portrait of humanity as seen through the eyes of its creations.” (Isaac Marion, New York Times bestselling author of WARM BODIES and THE LIVING)

“BARREN COVE is a touching and funny and skillfully written novel and an original take on science fiction. I’m not a great fan of this genre, but I can see, with this one book, how Mr. Winter could make me one. The writing is clean and highly readable; the characters are believable, despite being robots; the dialog is ear-perfect, and the plot never sags or lets up for a minute. I had a great time reading it.” (Stephen Dixon, National Book Award nominated author of FROG and INTERSTATE)

“A meticulously imagined story that reads like The Wasp Factory soldered into Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. The pages really skittered by. Genuinely literary science fiction.” (Natasha Pulley, author of the internationally bestselling THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET)

“Bold, innovative and thrilling.” (Stephen King on THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH)

“Extraordinary…seductive, even sinister….like some glittering spiderweb that catches the eye of an admiring fly.”
(Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times on THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH)

“An absolute astonishment.” (Peter Straub on THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH)

“Wildly, audaciously original.” (James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces on THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH)

“A delight.” (Alice Sebold on THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH)

“Marvelous.” (The Washington Post on THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH)

“A testament to style…[a] triumph.”
(The Los Angeles Times on THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH)

“If there was ever a born writer, Mr. Winter is one…sharp, smart, original, intensely interesting and ingenious.”
(Stephen Dixon, author of and National Book Award finalist for FROG on THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH)

“Audacious and astonishingly executed….immersive, exhilarating, and revelatory.”
(Booklist (starred review) on THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH)

“Brilliant.” (Library Journal (starred review) on THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH)

“Weaves a uniquely dreamy spell, and a lingering one. Lyrical, unexpected, and curiously affecting…a story that lodges uneasily in the heart and mind.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“A quietly brilliant look at what it means to be human. This deserves to be a classic.” (Booklist (starred review))

“From the first line to the last, I loved every page, my brain lighting up in strange and wonderful ways.” (The Literate Quilter)

“Ariel S. Winter has created a masterful work in Barren Cove. His writing style flows beautifully and ensnared me before I quite comprehended where he was taking me.” (Popcorn Reads)

About the Author

Ariel S. Winter was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Shamus Award, and the Macavity Award for his novel The Twenty-Year Death. He is also the author of the children’s picture book One of a Kind, illustrated by David Hitch, and the blog We Too Were Children, Mr. Barrie. He lives in Baltimore.

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