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BellefleurA wealthy and notorious clan the Bellefleurs live in a region not unlike the Adirondacks in an enormous mansion on the shores of mythic Lake Noir They own vast lands and profitable businesses they employ their neighbors and they influence the government A prolific and eccentric group they include several millionaires a mass murderer a spiritual seeker who climbs into the mountains looking for God a wealthy Oates is a modern master of the Gothic novel and this sprawling wondrous book really showcases her command of language and how she can push her prose right to the edge of satire while still keeping that Gothic intensity My only minor complaint is that it's a bit long and meandering in parts but in truth I really enjoyed it To give you a flavor of the book here's the magnificently over the top opening sentenceIt was many years ago in that dark chaotic unfathomable pool of time before Germaine's birth nearly twelve months before her birth on a night in late September stirred by innumerable frenzied winds like spirits contending with one another now plaintively now angrily now with a subtle cellolike delicacy capable of making the flesh rise on one's arms and neck a night so sulfurous so restless so swollen with inarticulate longing that Leah and Gideon Bellefleur in their enormous bed uarreled once again brought to tears because their love was too ravenous to be contained by their mere mortal bodies; and their groping careless anguished words were like strips of raw silk rubbed violently together for each was convinced that the other did not could not be eual to his love Leah doubted that any man was capable of a love so profound it could lie silent like a forest pond; Gideon doubted that any woman was capable of comprehending the nature of a man's passion which might tear through him rendering him broken and exhausted as vulnerable as a small child it was on this tumultuous rainlashed night that Mahalaleel came to Bellefleur Manor on the western shore of the great Lake Noir where he was to stay for nearly five years

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FREE PDF ✓ BOOK Bellefleur æ REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD Ï A wealthy and notorious clan the Bellefleurs live in a region not unlike the Adirondacks in an enormous mansion on the shores of mythic Lake Noir They own vast lands and profitable businesses they employ their neighbors and they influence the government A prolific Noctambulist who dies of a chicken scratchBellefleur traces the lives of several generations of this unusual family At its center is Gideon Bellefleur and his imperious somewhat psychic very beautiful wife Leah their three children one with frightening psychic abilities and the servants and relatives living and dead who inhabit the mansion and its environs Their story offers a profound look at the world's c I enjoyed this book tremendously It's a Gothic tale and a family saga that may put one in mind of Maruez's One Hundred Years of Solitude in both tales reality must be suspended time skips around and the endings are similiar However Bellefleur is written in a completely different style and its scope is larger The characters are intensely real It's a sensational book

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Hangeableness time and eternity space and soul pride and physicality versus love Bellefleur is an allegory of caritas versus cupiditas love and selflessness versus pride and selfishness It is a novel of change baffling complexity mysteryWritten with a voluptuousness and startling immediacy that transcends Joyce Carol Oates's early works Bellefleur is widely regarded as a masterwork a feat of literary genius A gothic family saga complete with lunatic relatives serial killers mythological monsters absurd occurences strange distortions of place and time and catsThis book was freaking huge At first I was like Why am I doing this to myself? Then I started to pick up on some of the little discrepancies What? Is that true? Could that be true? How could that possibly work? I fought it for a while trying to make everything make sense Then I realized that this was the American Gormenghast and just went with itRecommended for people who enjoyed Gormenghast readers of gothics and readers who enjoy a story that is at one moment a sly joke and the next a tragedy