Dispatches from the Cold

Dispatches from the Cold What would you do if strange letters began appearing in your mail box Read them When the unnamed narrator of this novel opens misdirected letters he enters the harsh disturbing world of Farrel Gorde

  • Title: Dispatches from the Cold
  • Author: Leonard Chang
  • ISBN: 9780930773496
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dispatches from the Cold

    What would you do if strange letters began appearing in your mail box Read them When the unnamed narrator of this novel opens misdirected letters, he enters the harsh, disturbing world of Farrel Gorden Gorden, an assistant manager in a sporting goods store near New Hampshire, hates his new Korean American boss, and is on the verge of losing control of his hatred As weWhat would you do if strange letters began appearing in your mail box Read them When the unnamed narrator of this novel opens misdirected letters, he enters the harsh, disturbing world of Farrel Gorden Gorden, an assistant manager in a sporting goods store near New Hampshire, hates his new Korean American boss, and is on the verge of losing control of his hatred As we watch the narrator reconstruct the recent events in Gorden s life, including an affair with his boss wife and the wrenching consequences that follow, the paths of these two disparate characters letter reader and letter writer converge violently as each intrudes in the life of the other This is a story that blurs the distinction between the real and the imaginary, the violent and the mundane, and negotiates the exterior world and interior workings of a vengeful mind.

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    One thought on “Dispatches from the Cold

    1. Steph Post

      Stark, moody and with an emphasis on the voices of the lost, Chang's "Dispatches from the Cold" made me fall in love with characters from the fringe. Like David Eddings' "The Losers," (a novel that greatly influenced me and the direction of my writing) "Dispatches" deals with people living in the margins, grappling with their own complex personal dramas and trying to figure out how to navigate a world that seems to have no place for them. The dual narratives of both main characters weave togethe [...]

    2. Haeri

      Almost a year has gone by since I plucked this book from the library shelves. I was in a "must read American writers of Korean descent" phase. There, between the bookshelves' narrow aisle, I crouched and scanned the first page. The narrator's crisp voice leaped through the white noise clouding my brain. Kind of like the dude on the cover.Yes, it's been a year, and I still think about Chang's unnerving plot. It's sorta becoming my new fav. Set what would have been small town angst in generic subu [...]

    3. Katie M.

      Exceedingly creepy story about a man who mistakenly begins receiving long, detailed letters from a depressed guy with a dead-end job up in rural New Hampshire who thinks he's writing to his sister in New York City, and whose life is spinning more and more out of control. I'm not sure I exactly liked this book, but it's pretty gripping.

    4. Parag

      Socio-psychological thriller. Chang writes with a style that really grips you. Not sure if this was my fave, but check it if you're looking for a quick read.

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