• Historical novel about 1660ish Dutch/British and 1960ish Peekskill NY
  • Published 1987
  • Also a family saga about the Van Brunts, the Van Warts and the Mohonks
  • No likable characters
  • The Hudson River  plays an important supporting role; I bet Robert Boyle liked this book
  • Yes, there is a Worlds End
  • Applicable adjective-grotesque. One main character loses both legs; another eats dirt
  • Portion of novel where I got excited because I realized I got novel-P. 453 “It was a tragedy it really was. It was Sophocles. It was Shakespeare.”
  • Structure=Classic, two juxtaposed stories
  • Vocabulary lesson 1: olipotrigo=Dutch stew with Spanish touches
  • Author=T. Coraghessan Boyle-reason for using first initial-unclear; usually person has funny first name but his first name is Tom
  • Worth reading=Yes
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