|Plot Summary of The Brooklyn Follies|
|"Nathan Glass has decided to go to Brooklyn to die. His marriage has fallen apart, and his daughter will not speak to him anymore. He feels very much alone. Until, one day, he walks into a quaint little used bookstore only to meet Tom, his long lost nephew that he has not seen in years. Tom fills Uncle Nat in on the family, and how he has not heard from his sister Rory in years. Tom also introduces Nat to Harry, an ex-convict who also happens to be Tom's boss and the owner of the used bookstore. Tom is also fed up with life and hopes to change that with the help of Nathan.
One morning Tom wakes up to find his 7 year old niece, Lucy, on his doorstep and wonders where Rory is. Alas, Lucy will not speak a word and only chooses gestures to answer his questions. When the dilemma is brought up to Nathan, they decide Lucy would be better off living with another of Tom's relatives. Tom and Nathan decide to drive the miles together with Lucy as they both feel it would be inappropriate to raise her themselves. Somehow they never make it to the other sibling's house, but manage to stop at an inn which they both fall in love with. This stay at the inn will change both Tom's and Nate's life when they return back to Manhattan within a few days."
Jenn Moss, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Brooklyn Follies|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Family, loving relations
Special relationship with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript. of nude males (the big P)
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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