Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Peter Behrens's "The O'Briens," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: The O'Briens by Peter Behrens.

The entry begins:
The protagonist of The O'Briens is Joe O'Brien, a poor boy who grows up in the backwoods of Canada, determined to take care of everyone in his family except himself (he doesn't know how to.) He makes a fortune building railroads in the West and becomes a paterfamilias and patriarch but once every couple of years ducks out of his life and catches a night train to NYC, where he holes up in a hotel suite at The Pierre and drinks himself to a stupor. He marries a brilliant and beautiful woman, Iseult, in Venice Beach, 1912; their marriage spans most of a century. They raise children, and lose children to the war (WWII) , and struggle always against native loneliness. I want Matt...[read on]
Read more about the novel and author at Peter Behrens' website.

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