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Bob Stevenson Ebook à 224 pages Download ☆ Richard wiley ↠ [Read] ➵ Bob Stevenson ➼ Richard Wiley – “A witty roller coaster ride of uncertain identity set against the gritty certainties of New York City In compelling unadorned prose Richard Wiley gives us a bewAnd terrifying ineffable transformations Bob Stevenson is an ingenious tale featuring a uirky cast of characters drawn together by mutual fascination need and finally loveRichard Wiley is the author of eight novels including Soldiers in Hiding winner of the PENFaulkner Award for Fiction and Ahmed’s Revenge winner of the Maria Thomas Fiction Award Professor emeritus at the University of Nevada Las Vegas he divides his time between Los Angeles California and Tacoma Washingt Bob Stevenson is a clever engaging kaleidoscopic romp into a world that feels fresh and newly created complete with a cast of engaging uirky characters draw you in Author Richard Wiley unceremoniously dumps into the middle of this world leaving you breathless and running to catch up It’s not unpleasant but rather giddy and wild and so you must say yes okay and dive into the middle of the tumultRuby Okada is a psychiatrist who meets an affable if off beat Scottish bloke at the elevators of the hospital where she works The ensuing conversation is so original and inventive it sparks from the page Four pages later she’s pregnant and resigning from the hospital and you’re still running to catch upYou do You will But you have to hang onThe characters in this book are not only three dimensional but four uirky and human and fun There’s the lovely Ruby who keeps expanding to bursting until the child is finally born; the delightful Gerard who has Down’s syndrome and is as tall as he is wide coming euipped with wondrous and fitting expressions; Ruby’s friend and colleague Bette who is as down to earth as Ruby is airy; the lawyer and British gent Utterson derived as are many of the characters you will meant from Robert Louis Stevenson Ruby’s father an avant garde artist and of course BobArchie and his long parade of Stevenson characters such as Jekyll and Hyde and the amalgam Henry Hyde as well as Long John Silver and a personal favorite of mine young Jim Hawkins from Treasure IslandThis book is bursting with literary allusions that will take you back to your childhood and make you feel smart because you remember them; and it’s filled with wonderful heart warming characters that burst from the pages and wild incidents that leave you breathless You turn the pages to see what will happen next to this crazy cast of colorful people tossed into this rushing river you’ve dipped intoAnd herein lies the problemBecause as enchanting as this creation is as grateful as you are to have been swept away by this zany fever—you start asking yourselfand?Packed into this little book—and it is little – smaller than most paperbacks and a mere 219 pages is an enormous hunk of humanity—and not without the woes – much like Dickens’s ghosts and abandoned children For BobArchie Billingsly we learn comes from a lifetime of pain Ruby fell deeply in love with Bob – but Bob is gone—disappeared somewhere inside Archie’s madness Or is it madness? Is it dissociative disorder—once known as multiple personality disorder or is it an elaborate escape mechanismAs clever and inviting as Wiley makes the characters and the incidents and the allusions I wanted finally to see the human story He is uite successful with this as regards Gerard But he skims past the love story of Ruby and Bob One moment they are engaging in perhaps one of the best written first conversations I have ever read and the next it is seven months later and she is pregnant without a job and abandoned Huh? They spent three weeks together I would have liked to have seen felt tasted known that love Without that—I don’t know uite what to root forThe same holds true for BobArchie We are given an idea of a lonely abusive childhood But who was Bob? Who was Bob in love? And who is Archie? I don’t want to do a spoiler – but we spend a long time to come to an inevitable end—and I was left certain but unmoved Glad but without a pulse uickening Having said that – buy this book It is worth the journey Beautifully simply written Fun wild crazy A journey back to the best of your childhood And with characters—both Stevenson’s and Wiley’s you will never forget

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“A witty roller coaster ride of uncertain identity set against the gritty certainties of New York City In compelling unadorned prose Richard Wiley gives us a bewitching and ultimately moving tale” Caryl Phillips author of A Distant Shore and The Lost ChildDr Ruby Okada meets a charming man with a Scottish accent in the elevator of her psychiatric hospital Unaware that he is an escaping patient she falls under his spell and her life and his are changed forever by the ti 35 StarsIn this very uirky story Dr Ruby Okada a psychiatrist meets a handsomely attired man in a tweed jacket at the elevator of the hospital where she works Attractive and charismatic with a Scottish accent she takes him for a visitor A whirlwind romance uite out of character for Dr Ruby Okada seems to follow this chance encounter when she finds herself head over heels in love with Bob Stephenson Like many before her she comes to find out that he isn’t exactly who she thought he was many months later First he was not a visitor but a patient of one of her co workers Foremost apparently there’s a good reason for his patient status Humiliated after all what kind of a psychiatrist can she be if she couldn’t even see the signs she resigns around the time her tummy begins to swell with the growing evidence of their mutual love Opening up a new practice solo in a building that Bob Stephenson’s family has owned and lived in for a few generations She remains determined to fix Bob Or is it Archie? Archie B Billingsly? It’s a mystery who he really is With a somewhat peculiar and unpredictable cast of characters other than the many men who share the same body with Bob this may be the most original love story I’ve read Pub Date 11 October 2016 Many thanks to Bellevue Literary Press Edelweiss and to author Richard Wiley for providing me with an advanced copy

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Bob StevensonMe they get to the streetWho is the mysterious man? Is he Archie B Billingsly suffering from dissociative identity disorder and subject to brilliant flights of fancy and bizarre violent fits? Or is he the reincarnation of Robert Louis Stevenson back to haunt New York as Long John Silver and Mr Edward Hyde? Her career compromised Ruby soon learns that her future and that of her unborn child depend on finding the key to his identity With compelling psychological descriptions Not bad just underwhelming the most interesting characters are sidelined and the story doesn't venture far from the description on the back