The Greening of Ben Brown

The Greening of Ben Brown

A Novel

eBook - 2011
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MICHAEL STRELOW WEAVES THE STORY OF A TOWN and its mysteries in his debut novel, The Greening of Ben Brown, an Oregon Book Award Finalist for fiction 2005. Ben Brown, the protagonist, becomes a citizen of East Leven, Oregon, after he recovers from an electrocution that has not left him dead but has turned him green. He befriends eighteen year-old Andrew James and together they unearth a chemical spill cover-up that forces the town to confront its demons and its citizens to choose sides. Strelow's lyrical prose and his talent for storytelling come together in this poetic and important first work that looks at how a town and the natural environment are inextricably linked. The Greening of Ben Brown will find itself in good company on the shelves between Winesburg, Ohio and To Kill a Mockingbird and readers of both will have a new story to cherish.
Publisher: [United States] : Hawthorne Books : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
ISBN: 0983850402
9780983850403
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Feb 25, 2016

The cleverness and dense lyrical prose of this tale was right up my alley. It was the book I wanted to lay around in bed and lap up on lazy weekend mornings. Unfortunately about halfway through the plot completely loses momentum. It needs to be about 200 pages shorter.

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