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The Outer Cape A Piercing And Compassionate Debut Novel About The Twisting Ways In Which The Young Atone For The Sins Of The Old In Small Town AmericaRobert Kelly And His Wife Irene Were A Golden Couple Of The Late S She An Artist, He A Businessman, Each Possessed By A Dynamism That Seemed To Promise Them A Place In A New And Vibrant Age But With Two Young Boys To Care For, Irene Finds Herself Confined By The Very Things She D Dreamed Of Having, And Her Painting Ambitions Atrophy As She Struggles To Invest Meaning Into Her Role As Wife And Mother And Robert, Pressured By Irene S Demands And Haunted By The Failure He Sees Looming, Risks The Family Name And Business To Pursue A Can T Miss Real Estate SchemeTwenty Years Later, Their Now Grown Sons, Nathan And Andrew, Return To The Cape Of Their Childhood Robert Is Recently Out Of Jail For White Collar Crimes, And Irene Has Received A Fateful Diagnosis Drawn Back Home For What Might Be A Final Time, The Kelly Sons Must Lay The Ghosts Of Their Family S Past To RestIn The Outer Cape We Revisit The Fictional Town Of Wequaquet, The Setting Of His Debut Collection, And See Patrick Dacey S Talent Stretch And Soar He Delivers A Story Of Four People Grappling With The Ghost Of Infinite Possibility, A Book In Which Chasing The American Dream And Struggling To Survive Are One And The Same


10 thoughts on “The Outer Cape

  1. says:

    An incredible read, I couldn t put it down As a woman and mother, I related to Irene I think all parents struggle with their sacrifices and we all wonder where other paths could have gone But she is also so full of life and love I felt like I was sharing dirty secrets with a good friend over a bottle of wine The other characters have pulled at a piece of me as well The struggle to find your place in this world What will you do, where and why Life is full of good intentions as they say , An incredible read, I couldn t put it down As a woman and mother, I related to Irene I think all parents struggle with their sacrifices and we all wonder where other paths could have gone But she is also so full of life and love I felt like I was sharing dirty secrets with a good friend over a bottle of wine The other characters have pulled at a piece of me as well The struggle to find your place in this world What will you do, where and why Life is full of good intentions as they say , but that only goes so far This story will make you laugh, cry, and blush So grab a glass of wine and find a comfy chair, because you won t want to let go of the Kelly family


  2. says:

    The title hooked me immediately as I love Cape Cod and most associations with New England The story was supposed to be about a dysfunctional family and that part was certainly accurate However, the reason I continued at all was that I was on an airplane on the way home from the Cape, incidentally with no alternative available, and I won t be finishing The language was crude and the characters worse than unlikable The setting which had been the lure was hardly a factor, aside from an occasi The title hooked me immediately as I love Cape Cod and most associations with New England The story was supposed to be about a dysfunctional family and that part was certainly accurate However, the reason I continued at all was that I was on an airplane on the way home from the Cape, incidentally with no alternative available, and I won t be finishing The language was crude and the characters worse than unlikable The setting which had been the lure was hardly a factor, aside from an occasional mention of a town No redeeming qualities from my perspective Oof Moving on


  3. says:

    a really good book goes on sale in June my copy was a advanced readers edition


  4. says:

    Some books remind you that nothing is ever simple or just black and white Dacey s characters are not necessarily easy to love, but are complex and truly memorable I felt the same when reading Richard Yates classic, Revolutionary Road rooting for the characters, frustration and disappointment, and a realization that the author has painted a realistic portrayal of the human experience I ve not read Dacey s work before, but I will definitely be following Dacey s work from now on This book pro Some books remind you that nothing is ever simple or just black and white Dacey s characters are not necessarily easy to love, but are complex and truly memorable I felt the same when reading Richard Yates classic, Revolutionary Road rooting for the characters, frustration and disappointment, and a realization that the author has painted a realistic portrayal of the human experience I ve not read Dacey s work before, but I will definitely be following Dacey s work from now on This book proves he is a helluva storyteller


  5. says:

    A Library Thing win 2.5 starsThis book was just ok for me A depressing tale of a dysfunctional family living on a beautiful part of the country Irene an artist, sacrifices her art in order to raise 2 boys Robert a real estate agent who is always looking for a way to make it big, which eventually lands him in jail for white collar crimes Fast forward 20 years where the boys return to care for their dying mother and relive their childhood The characters were bland and I couldn t connect with A Library Thing win 2.5 starsThis book was just ok for me A depressing tale of a dysfunctional family living on a beautiful part of the country Irene an artist, sacrifices her art in order to raise 2 boys Robert a real estate agent who is always looking for a way to make it big, which eventually lands him in jail for white collar crimes Fast forward 20 years where the boys return to care for their dying mother and relive their childhood The characters were bland and I couldn t connect with any of them Thank you LibraryThing for the opportunity to read this advanced copy Wish I could ve enjoyed it


  6. says:

    I enjoyed this book I think a lot about the things I do for my family and how sometimes I lose myself This book made me think about that the characters were well developed, and I d pass this on for friends to read Thank you to Henry Holt and Net Galley for the e ARC in exchange for an advance read.


  7. says:

    This is a brilliant and piercing insight into a flawed American family, in the vein of great novels like Richard Yates Revolutionary Road Patrick Dacey is an immensely gifted writer who lets you inside the head of the father, Robert, his wife, Irene and their two boys, Nathan and Andrew We see the couple s tempestuous relationship when the boys are young, then flash forward several decades to the parents still chasing their demons and the adult boys dealing with the emotional scars of their d This is a brilliant and piercing insight into a flawed American family, in the vein of great novels like Richard Yates Revolutionary Road Patrick Dacey is an immensely gifted writer who lets you inside the head of the father, Robert, his wife, Irene and their two boys, Nathan and Andrew We see the couple s tempestuous relationship when the boys are young, then flash forward several decades to the parents still chasing their demons and the adult boys dealing with the emotional scars of their difficult home life Each character is so multi dimensional you understand what drives them even when they are behaving badly as the father Robert in particular is often wont to do It can be heart wrenching at times but this moving novel shows the author can fulfill the brilliant promise he showed with his amazing short story collection, We ve Already Gone This Far


  8. says:

    This book reminded me of Revolutionary Road with all the depressing views of suburban, American life that come with it The fiery couple turns sad, passive, and detached seems to be a popular trope for literary fiction these days this book would have been five stars, but it does follow that very tried and true formula of what ever happened to us But if you like Franzen, Yates, or Safran Foer, you will like this book The writing is powerful and quite unique for the literary genre It This book reminded me of Revolutionary Road with all the depressing views of suburban, American life that come with it The fiery couple turns sad, passive, and detached seems to be a popular trope for literary fiction these days this book would have been five stars, but it does follow that very tried and true formula of what ever happened to us But if you like Franzen, Yates, or Safran Foer, you will like this book The writing is powerful and quite unique for the literary genre It reminded me of The Descent by Jeff Long Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson Dacey has a clear, sparse style reminiscent of Hemingway, and I found the characterizations fascinating Robert Irene s backstories are threaded through choice scenes, which means we are constantly building the characters in our heads as the plot moves along Overall, the novel isn t so much plotted as it is a character study in what it means to be human and whether people can escape and change their nature I haven t read a book with so many flawed characters in a while, and I appreciated it The characters tend to at least haveagency than a Franzen or Foer Sad Couple and the continued progression of character development beyond the initial upset provided an interesting journey from start to finish


  9. says:

    I enjoyed this book Robert Irene Kelly where a golden couple in the 70 s She an artist and he a businessman Irene with 2 young boys to raise finds her self confined by the very thing she dreamed of having Robert pressured by the demands of Irene haunted by the possibility of failure risks the family name and business to get a cant miss real estate scheme Twenty years later their 2 sons are drawn back home to deal with a fateful diagnosis They revisit the cape cod of their childhood th I enjoyed this book Robert Irene Kelly where a golden couple in the 70 s She an artist and he a businessman Irene with 2 young boys to raise finds her self confined by the very thing she dreamed of having Robert pressured by the demands of Irene haunted by the possibility of failure risks the family name and business to get a cant miss real estate scheme Twenty years later their 2 sons are drawn back home to deal with a fateful diagnosis They revisit the cape cod of their childhood they must lay to rest the ghosts of their past A book in which chasing the american dream and struggling to survive are one and the same


  10. says:

    I could taste and smell the salty air and feel the sand between my toes but this is not the vacation paradise you would expect This novel is set in the late 70s up to the present day Robert and Irene Kelly begin their marriage with much love, hope and dreams After the strains of work, marriage and the raising of two boys things begin to change Hope springs eternal as the family reaches for the American Dream This first novel by Patrick Dacey is heartbreaking yet lovely and a compelling rea I could taste and smell the salty air and feel the sand between my toes but this is not the vacation paradise you would expect This novel is set in the late 70s up to the present day Robert and Irene Kelly begin their marriage with much love, hope and dreams After the strains of work, marriage and the raising of two boys things begin to change Hope springs eternal as the family reaches for the American Dream This first novel by Patrick Dacey is heartbreaking yet lovely and a compelling read Thank you Goodreads and Henry Holt and Company for the opportunity to read and review this ARC


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