The Antagonist Summary
A piercing epistolary novel, The Antagonist explores, with wit and compassion, how the impressions of others shape, pervert, and flummox both our perceptions of ourselves and our very nature.
Gordon Rankin Jr., aka “Rank,” thinks of himself as “King Midas in reverse”—and indeed misfortune seems to follow him at every turn. Against his will and his nature, he has long been considered—given his enormous size and strength—a goon and enforcer by his classmates, by his hockey coaches, and, not least, by his “tiny, angry” father. He gamely lives up to their expectations, until a vicious twist of fate forces him to flee underground. Now pushing forty, he discovers that an old, trusted friend from his college days has published a novel that borrows freely from the traumatic events of Rank’s own life. Outraged by this betrayal and feeling cruelly misrepresented, he bashes out his own version of his story in a barrage of e-mails to the novelist that range from funny to furious to heartbreaking.
With The Antagonist, Lynn Coady demonstrates all of the gifts that have made her one of Canada’s most respected young writers. Here she gives us an astonishing story of sons and fathers and mothers, of the rewards and betrayals of male friendship, and a large-spirited, hilarious, and exhilarating portrait of a man tearing his life apart in order to put himself back together.
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Lynn Coady was added to my favorite authors list, after reading The Antagonist.
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Basically, I loved this book. I give the book 5/5 Stars, and this one is getting added to my All-Time Favorites list!
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Lynn Coady è un grande scrittore, dovresti leggere questo.
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Before I read The Antagonist, I had read some reviews which had me wondering if this one would be something I'd like, reviews from people whose opinions I trust. It's True, so The Antagonist stayed on my "TBR Someday".
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When I started this book, I wasn't so sure how much I would enjoy it. but reading from Lynn Coady's point of view was so refreshing.
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Ein Buchliebhaber wäre daran interessiert, dies zu lesen.
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Thank you to Lynn Coady for my honest thoughts.
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Just downloaded this book! Many thanks
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Lynn Coady хороший автор, вы не можете пропустить это чтение.
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Lynn Coady es uno de los mejores autores nacidos. The Antagonist es un libro interesante.
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le livre que j'ai toujours attendu, je peux enfin le lire maintenant. merci.
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