Fractures



A Thousand Acres And Empire Falls Meet During The Present Hydrofracking Controversy As A Beleaguered Patriarch Must Decide The Fate Of His Land And Children In This Enveloping Family DramaThe Joyner Family Sits Atop Prime Marcellus Shale When Landmen For The Natural Gas Companies Begin To Lease Property All Around The Family S Hundred Acres, The Joyners Start To Take Notice Undecided On Whether Or Not To Lease The Family Land, Frank Joyner Must Weigh His Heirs Competing Motivations All Of This Culminates As A Looming History Of Family Tragedy Resurfaces.A Sprawling Family Novel, Fractures Follows Each Joyner As The Controversial Hydrofracking Issue Slowly Exacerbates Underlying Passions And Demons With Echoes Of Jonathan Franzen S Freedom, Fractures Takes Its Reader Deep Into The Beating Heart And Hearth Of A Family DividedLamar Herrin S Fractures Is A Brilliantly Conceived And Executed Novel That Illustrates How Coping With Familial Dysfunctions Can Help Us Understand And Deal With The Deadly Dysfunctions Of Society Here S One Of My Favorite Writers At His Finest Ron Hansen, Author Of The Assassination Of Jesse JamesFractures

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[Epub] Fractures  By Lamar Herrin – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Fractures
  • Lamar Herrin
  • English
  • 08 September 2017
  • 1250032768

10 thoughts on “Fractures

  1. says:

    Fractures is like a great big chunk of environmentalism propaganda, but aside from that, the writing itself was bland, the characters didn t seem real, and the story was very predictable.

  2. says:

    What the frackI m always pleased to welcome novels with an environmental conscience, and this one will be memorable for me if only because it was my first book read on my new Nook In essence, it takes the concerns of Jonathan Franzen s last two novels The Corrections and Freedom and puts them together giving the story of a dysfunctional family facing environmental and ethical crises.Architect Frank Joyner has been holding out against the fracking companies encroaching on his town, but w What the frackI m always pleased to welcome novels with an environmental conscience, and this one will be memorable for me if only because it was my first book read on my new Nook In essence, it takes the concerns of Jonathan Franzen s last two novels The Corrections and Freedom and puts them together giving the story of a dysfunctional family facing environmental and ethical crises.Architect Frank Joyner has been holding out against the fracking companies encroaching on his town, but when his son warns him that he may face compulsory integration before too long, he starts cultivating a relationship with a Texarkana derrick man who s come to negotiate with local landowners T he confrontation between a Normal Rockwell vision of the country and a heedless rush to energy exploitation was too good to pass up Indeed, an issue like fracking makes for good headlines, and decent narrative drama Herrin is not always as subtle as one might hope one woman says of fracking It sounds like anima...

  3. says:

    Lamar Herrin s new novel, Fractures, revolves around a technique for extracting natural gas from rock, which sounds about as interesting as extracting natural gas from rock, but it s surprisingly moving Here s an environmental novel that does just what you want it to do Frame an important contemporary debate in profoundly human terms.Hydraulic fracturing commonly known as fracking involves drilling deep into the earth and then injecting liquid and sand under tremendous pressure to crea Lamar Herrin s new novel, Fractures, revolves around a technique for extracting natural gas from rock, which sounds about as interesting as extracting natural ga...

  4. says:

    I thought this was a great book, both in teaching me about an industry I know nothing about and framing the information within the lives of the Joyner family Worth the effort.

  5. says:

    Fractures by Lamar Herrin which I won from Goodreads Giveaways centres around the Joyner family whose land sits atop the Marcellus Shale like gold to avaricious gas drillers who compete for drilling rights in the area The story is not political in nature although it does expose some issues about the hydrofracking controversy, rather it revolves around Frank Joyner s decision whethe...

  6. says:

    Fractures started out with so much potential but never came into fruition We begin with the main character Frank talking about suicide running in his family and how he had struggled with it Next we are given a tragedy of a little boy being hit by a large auto machine, while the boy lives the company of said vehicle tries to push the incident under the rug Hm, that s interesting and dusting is probablycommon than thought Anyway, I felt these subjects were so subtlety recognized that I f Fractures started out with so much potential but never came into fruition We begin with the main character Frank talking about suicide running in his family and how he had struggled with it Next we are given a tragedy of a little boy being hit by a large auto machine, while the boy lives the company of said vehicle tries to push the incident under the rug Hm, that s interesting and dusting is probablycommon than thought Anyway, I felt these subjects were so subtlety recognized that I forgot they had been stated Understanding that the novel was entitled Fractur...

  7. says:

    Not every novel you read is great Some novels are good and some are okay This novel was a great read Characters so well drawn that their actions and storyline are believable Not once did I shake my head and think that made no sense which unfortunately does happen sometimes but not this time.The leasing of family property to a large natural gas company for hydrofracking the process they use to drill for natural gas is a part of this story but it s really the story of a family The decisio Not every novel you read is great Some novels are good and some are okay This novel was a great read Characters so well drawn that their actions and storyline are believable Not once did I shake my head and think that made no sense which unfortunately does happen sometimes but not t...

  8. says:

    Lamar Herrin has written a wonderful story of family with Frank Joyner as the father He is an architect who loves to turn dilapidated buildings into useable structures like his old high school into apartments and shops He is looking at a problem that may tear his family apart His farm lies atop the Marcellus Shale that holds huge quantities of natural gas Neighbors have already been contracted about selling their rights and Frank realizes he must make a decision He has three children The e Lamar Herrin has written a wonderful story of family with Frank Joyner as the father He is an architect who loves to turn dilapidated buildings into useable structures like his old high school into apartments and shops He is looking at a problem that may tear his family apart His farm lies atop the Marcellus Shale that holds huge quantities of natural gas Neighbors have already been contracted about selling their rights and Frank realizes he must make a decision He has three children ...

  9. says:

    I felt I should rate this read higher but I was so disappointed not to love itthat it really was just okay Diane Ackerman and Julie Orringer gave positive reviews so I thought to give it a chance and slogged through to the end, mostly to see how he worked it all out I would say they book blurbed simply because he wrote about fracking or knew him, not because they loved this book They don t write like this, with the remove from their characters or at least not in their books i have rea I felt I should rate this read higher but I was so disappointed not to love itthat it really was just okay Diane Ackerman and Julie Orringer gave positive reviews so I thought to give it a chance and slogged through to the end, mostly to see how he worked it all out I would say they book blurbed simply because he wrote about fracking or knew him, not because they loved this book They don t write like this, with the remove from their characters or at least not in their books i have read and loved This felt very superficial, even though he was dealing with serious subjects like I was watching his characters from behind a screen rather than live His writing and descriptive patches were sometimes beautiful but I cared little about most of his characters I never developed any strong pull toward any of them although I wanted to It certainly had the degree of pathos and angst I prefer in my prefer...

  10. says:

    Frank Joyner is a sixty year old man living on the ancestral farm land of his family With him is his eleven year old grandson, a skateboard aficionado and the son of Franks promiscuous daughter who finds it difficult to care for her son and make her way in life Frank is something of a naturalist and at first resists gas fracking companies that want to lease his land for drilling Frank s family had a history of suicide and he himself attempted it at age twenty to help him decide if he had the Frank Joyner is a sixty year old man living on the ancestral farm land of his family With him is his eleven year old grandson, a skateboard aficio...

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