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Say nice things about Detroit

by Scott Lasser

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Published by W.W. Norton & Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Race relations,
  • Life change events,
  • Detroit Metropolitan Area (Mich.),
  • Fiction,
  • Investigation,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Social conditions,
  • Detroit (Mich.),
  • Murder,
  • Homecoming

  • Edition Notes

    StatementScott Lasser
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3562.A7528 S29 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25238211M
    ISBN 109780393082999
    LC Control Number2012006784

    Say Nice Things About Detroit by Scott LasserNorton • $ • ISBN On sale July 2, The title of Scott Lasser's fourth novel got my attention a couple of months back. The book itself had me turning the pages during a delay-filled flight to—where else—Detroit. This is a suspenseful. Say Nice Things About Detroit. Some people may be surprised to find out just how nice Detroit has become. It’s thriving with new hotels, restaurants, bars and galleries opening on a monthly basis. The music scene offers a steady flow of live gigs like LCD Soundsystem, The Killers, DJ .

    As compelling an urban portrait as The Wire and a touching love story, Say Nice Things About Detroit takes place in a racially polarized, economically collapsing city that doesn't seem like a place for rebirth. But as David tries to make sense of the mystery behind Natalie's death and puts back the pieces of his own life, he is forced to answer a simple question: if you want to go home again. Check out this great listen on loveletterstotoledo.com Say Nice Things About Detroit is a novel about second chances from a writer of “stirring, poignant, and quietly profound” work (Wally Lamb). Twenty-five years after his high school graduation, David Halpert returns to a place that most peopl.

    Scott Lasser is the author of four novels: Battle Creek, All I Could Get, The Year That Follows, and Say Nice Things About loveletterstotoledo.com recently completed a screenplay adaptation of Say Nice Things About Detroit for Steve Carell’s Carousel Productions. His non-fiction has appeared in magazines ranging from Dealmaker (for which he wrote a regular book column) to The New Yorker. Jul 02,  · Buy the Audio Book (CD) Book Say Nice Things About Detroit: A Novel by Scott Lasser at loveletterstotoledo.com, Canada's largest bookstore. + Get Free Shipping on books over $25!


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Sep 02,  · Scott Lasser's new novel, Say Nice Things about Detroit, strives to answer those questions. David Halpert hasn't really been back to his hometown of Detroit in more than 25 years. Most people flee that city and never come back, but trying to recover from a divorce and the death of his son, and help his father with his ailing mother, David decides to return/5(53).

Jan 01,  · Scott Lasser's new novel, Say Nice Things about Detroit, strives to answer those questions. David Halpert hasn't really been back to his hometown of Detroit in more than 25 years.

Most people flee that city and never come back, but trying to recover from a divorce and the death of his son, and help his father with his ailing mother, David decides to return/5.

Sep 02,  · Say Nice Things about Detroit, while true to life's damages and sadnesses, is nonetheless a joyous, vital read." -- "Thomas Lynch, National Book Award finalist" "Scott Lasser's new novel is a moving, fast paced, economical story of race, crime and hope/5(53). Say Nice Things About Detroit, while true to life’s damages and sadnesses, is nonetheless a joyous, vital read.

— Thomas Lynch, author of The Undertaking Lasser knows which side of 8 Mile Road matters, and his intimate understanding of the city makes for a captivating novel rich with details of the local vernacular, weather, food, music, crime and, of course, cars.

“Ambitious and ultimately accomplished a perfect encapsulation of Detroit’s present moment.”—Dean Bakopoulos, San Francisco Chronicle, Say Nice Things About Detroit, A. As David becomes involved with Natalie ‘s sister, he will discover that both he and his hometown have reasons to loveletterstotoledo.com compelling an urban portrait as The Wire and a touching love story, Say Nice Things About Detroit takes place in a racially polarized, economically collapsing city that doesn’t seem like a.

Aug 27,  · Say Nice Things About Detroit, while true to life's damages and sadnesses, is nonetheless a joyous, vital read." -- Thomas Lynch, author of The Undertaking "Scott Lasser has written a moving story of people whose lives are stalled until they face events and places they'd rather avoid/5().

Scott Lasser is the author of four novels: Battle Creek, All I Could Get, The Year That Follows, and Say Nice Things About Detroit.

His non-fiction has appeared in magazines ranging from Dealmaker (for which he wrote a regular book column) to the New Yorker.

He /5. The brains and the brawn behind the brand, Say Nice Things About Detroit, Ms. Emily T Gail is nothing if not a true Detroiter.

“If you’ve got [Detroit] in your heart, it doesn't matter where you live, work or play.” With a singular vision to share her love of Detroit, she initiated a message and movement that would wou. Mar 28,  · Shinola's newest watch, The Gail, is a tribute to Emily's cause and brings awareness to how something as simple as the saying, "Say Nice Things About Detroit," can help change the way people perceive our city forever.

The Gail is a celebration of the city and a nod to the people who continue to make it great. Oct 05,  · SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT DETROIT By Scott Lasser W.W. Norton, $, pages. Unlike Thomas Wolfe (“You Can’t Go Home Again”) or Robert Frost (“Home is.

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[Scott Lasser] -- "Twenty-five years after his high school graduation, David Halpert returns to a place that most people flee. But David is making his own escape--from his divorce and the death of his son. Jul 02,  · Say Nice Things About Detroit by Scott Lasser Twenty-five years after his high school graduation, David Halpert returns to a place that most people flee.

But David is making his own escape from his divorce and the death of his son. Say Nice Things About Detroit () About book: Objectively, this book was not very well-written; the characters were one-dimensional and repeatedly made huge decisions about their lives in the span of two sentences, which I found annoying.

But of course, the use of Detroit as a backdrop (really, as a character in the story) sold me. Jul 09,  · The writing in "Say Nice Things About Detroit" wields such large-scale emotional turning points with a swiftness that is terse and highly readable, but occasionally loveletterstotoledo.com: Dean Bakopoulos.

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Say Nice Things About Detroit A man returns to his childhood neighborhood near Detroit and rediscovers love in the midst of death.

David Halpert, a lawyer in Denver, Colorado, returns home to Detroit when his father calls to tell him that his mother is sick - constantly forgetting things and acting strangely as. Aug 24,  · But Scott Lasser's fourth novel, Say Nice Things About Detroit, begins with a reverse exodus.

David Halpert, an estate attorney, has fled Denver, leaving behind a failed marriage, and memories of his dead son that are more difficult to turn his back on.

Say Nice Things About Detroit (Book): Lasser, Scott: Twenty-five years after his high school graduation, David Halpert returns to a place that most people flee. But David is making his own escape from his divorce and the death of his son.

In Detroit, David learns about the double shooting of his high school girlfriend Natalie and her black half-brother, Dirk. As David becomes involved with. Say Nice Things About Detroit: A Novel (OverDrive Read, Kindle Book, Adobe EPUB eBook). Jun 28,  · Twenty-five years after his high school graduation, David Halpert returns to a place that most people flee.

But David is making his own escape—from his divorce and the death of his son. In.A novel about second chances from a writer of "stirring, poignant, and quietly profound" work (Wally Lamb) Twenty-five years after his high school graduation, David Halpert returns to a place that most people flee.

But David is making his own escape--from his divorce and the death of his son. In Detroit David learns about the double shooting of his high school girlfriend, Natalie, and her.It’s not likely many readers will come away from Say Nice Things About Detroit with their perceptions of that beleaguered city fundamentally changed, but this appealing story may prompt some to hope it will receive the chance at redemption that Scott Lasser so generously extends to his characters.