SPLIT LEVELS ebook
by Thomas Rayfiel
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Allen Stanley encounters the seamy underside of suburbia when he returns to his old neighborhood to arrange funeral details after his father's suicide.
Split-Levels is mystery, social satire, psychological drama, and . Split-levels: a novel.
Split-Levels is mystery, social satire, psychological drama, and a gripping read all at the same time. Thomas Rayfiel is the author of "Split Levels," His neo-Edwardian novel "Lutwidge Finch" is appearing serially in "zingmagazine," He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Claire, a potter, and their two children.
A split-level home (also called a tri-level home) is a style of house in which the floor levels are staggered. There are typically two short sets of stairs, one running upward to a bedroom level, and one going downward toward a basement area. The basement level is usually finished, and often contains additional living areas (most often, a family room, an office and/or a hobby or playroom), as well as frequently laundry facilities and other utilities.
Screenwriter Rayfiel's terse, slick, overheated first novel is heavy on portentous details and a grotesquely revisionist attitude toward the suburbs. All that's missing is David Lynch and John Hawkes sharing a soda at the malt shop. The hothouse atmosphere gets steamier as Allen's sexual memories erupt into the present, the aspiring partners preying on him begin to dissolve into each other, and he wonders whether he's slipping into a reenactment of the old man's life. Screenwriter Rayfiel's terse, slick, overheated first novel is heavy on portentous details and a grotesquely revisionist attitude toward the suburbs.
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This is my first book, a mystery about a son coming home to deal with his father's suspicious death. Kara embodies the wry yet deeply sweet spirit of Thomas Rayfiel's novel. Home" is a nameless, faceless suburb. The hero, Allen Stanley, wanders about in a haze of childhood memories, fast food, and slow people. At one point he seems to experience a mystic visio. r maybe it’s just a lawn ornament. to make the normal at once utterly familiar, hilariously weird and heartbreakingly poignant - like life. Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
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