[PDF] Download ✓ Now It's Time To Say Goodbye | by ↠ Dale Peck

By Dale Peck | Comments: ( 172 ) | Date: ( Apr 09, 2020 )

On the run from the AIDS epidemic and in search of their own lost love Colin Nieman and Justin Time abandon New York City for the tiny Kansas village of Galatea Racially polarized and desperately poor, the town is dominated by Rosemary Krebs a white matriarch determined to resurrect her lost Southern childhood, and Abraham Greeving, the black preacher who will do aOn the run from the AIDS epidemic and in search of their own lost love Colin Nieman and Justin Time abandon New York City for the tiny Kansas village of Galatea Racially polarized and desperately poor, the town is dominated by Rosemary Krebs a white matriarch determined to resurrect her lost Southern childhood, and Abraham Greeving, the black preacher who will do anything to stop her Now It s Time to Say Goodbye is the story of violence and prejudice in small town America of Divine, a black hustler who s slept with as many men as he can seduce of Wade Painter, a white artist insulated by his wealth and hermitlike existence of Webbie Greeving, a budding academic called back to take care of her disabled father and of Myra Robinson, the grieving mother who lost her daughter long before she was kidnapped As their stories unfold we learn the true story of Galatea s dark past and even darker future of Eric Johnson, an albino black man lynched because of the color of his skin and of Lucy Robinson, the white teenager who must pay for her parents crimes.Now It s Time to Say Goodbye is a literary thriller writ large An astonishing achievement that recalls the work of James Baldwin and Carson McCullers, it marks a bold new direction for a young novelist already recognized as one of the most eloquent voices of his generation Michiko Kakutani, New York times.


  • Title: Now It's Time To Say Goodbye
  • Author: Dale Peck
  • ISBN: 9780099275725
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Dale Peck

Dale Peck born 1967 on Long Island, New York is an American novelist, critic, and columnist His 2009 novel, Sprout, won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children s Young Adult literature, and was a finalist for the Stonewall Book Award in the Children s and Young Adult Literature category.



Comments Now It's Time To Say Goodbye

  • Jason

    I read this some years ago. I'd thought Martin and John fairly interesting. This novel wasn't.*. And around this time Peck began writing savage reviews--later collected as Hatchet Jobs--in a manner that seemed to me kind of dully vicious. (I actually enjoy viciousness. And niceness. As long as they're incisive, or challenging, or well-written. I would read a book called "Scalpel Work.". Hatchets aren't known for their precision. Neither is Peck.). Dull is a good qualifier for this novel, too.Thi [...]


  • DJ TweakyClean

    I don't think there are enough words for me to describe how much I loved this book as I was reading it, and how much I still love it almost ten years later. The tragedy is that currently it is out of print. The book is Gothic, epic, disturbing, erotic, poetic, allegorical and probably one of the best pieces of modern fiction. This definitely isn't a book for the masses, but then again neither is Moby Dick. Not to say that it's on par, but I think it has a grandeur and raw intimacy to it that bot [...]


  • Timothy Juhl

    I still contend that Dale Peck is the best writer working in this century, although he's taken a turn from his fiction and writes primarily essays and reviews for a number of magazines.This was probably his most universally appealing novel that no one has read, the stories and slow reveals as divulged by various townspeople surrounding the rape of a young woman. Like peeling an avocado, each chapter lays bare the secrets and frailities of the town, its sister city on the other side of the tracks [...]


  • Chris Stanley

    Although there were elements of this book I really didn't like, there was so much, much more that I loved. Wonderful characterisation, raw emotion, unusual storytelling and different perspectives. There were some questions left unanswered at the end, but also some that had initially seemed important, but became irrelevent. I think that this is a book that improves even more on second and third reads.


  • Julie

    Dale Peck is clearly a talented writer and storyteller. As an aspiring writer myself, I can certainly appreciate the deft with which this novel painted a strikingly vivid portrait of two remote, racially divided, fictional Kansas towns, through the alternating first-person accounts of their various inhabitants. And yet, I can't say I enjoyed reading this book.To say "Now It's Time to Say Goodbye" was an "upsetting story" is an understatement. The two towns where the story takes place both seem t [...]


  • Haeyoon

    For many years after I read this book I thought I had made it up. I couldn't remember the title or the author or even what it looked like. Now that I've found it again I see if everywhere I go. It is exactly what it's billed as, a dark gay southern Gothic. There's a mystery at the heart of it and I remember a deception of the reader in regards to the two main characters, but not a lot else. The book itself is written very lushly, with great attention to detail and characters. I found myself less [...]


  • Jaap

    Huiveringwekkend. Sommige stukken zijn ronduit ranzig, maar hij blijft intrigeren. Zijn hoofdpersonen zijn heel echt: hun motieven zijn niet al te transparant. De beschrijving van de sociale ontwikkelingen zijn beklemmend en levensecht. Wel een behoorlijk dikke pil.


  • Molly

    dale peck is that guy who wrote all those nasty reviews of more famous writers. even they had to admit his fiction is pretty dazzling, if underappreciated. lots of gorgeously depicted gay sex and violence in this riveting book.


  • Paul

    I'm almost certain that this is my second favorite book ever.


  • Tara

    I just picked this one up on accident today, so far I'm loving it! Great narrator, and my hardback version has a lovely photo on the front, hope the prose will be equally lovely and unusual.


  • Linda

    Weird book. Wouldn't recommend it.


  • Nick

    I stopped after about 40 pages. The writing was labored and hard to enjoy. Characters were not that interesting.


  • Amy McElroy

    This book is AWESOME. One of my favourites ever!!!!


  • Richard

    one of the few books i have reead more than once. loved it every time. simly perfectFifth time reading it,finally understood it. Beautifully horrible and horribly beautiful Perfect


  • Tracy

    Weird. If you are squeamish or homophobic, this one is not for you. I really like the author's style and voice.


  • Lee Zebe

    Creepy and sexy.


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