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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.

Split-levels : a novel. Split-levels : a novel. by. Rayfiel, Thomas, 1958-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. product description page. Split Levels - by Thomas Rayfiel (Paperback).

Allen Stanley encounters the seamy underside of suburbia when he returns to his old neighborhood to arrange funeral details after his father's suicide, finding strange sexual tensions, suggestions of murder, and family skeletons. A first novel. 12,500 first printing.
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A man returns to the suburban development where he was raised, following the apparent suicide of his father. His sister had disappeared mysteriously many years previously. He finds himself suspected of his father's murder, and that his father has been a supected child molester. Much (too much) is made of the anonymity of suburban developments, and as part of this the hero remains an enigmatic character and the geographical location is uncertain. The opening is intriguing but then some of the dialog and characterization is in that surrealistic 1960's style of Gass,Pynchon,Barth and Delillo, with puzzling motivation, dream sequences, and unconvincingly eccentric characters. I was afraid it was going to be one of those pretentious incoherent Kafkaesque things but it tightens up into an intriguing and well-plotted mystery. A lot of sex of every variety, although never very explicit.
Hiclerlsi
Well, this was a easy quick read. It was enoyable, but overall it was rather unbelievable. It's hard to imagine anyone is as wacky as the characters in this book. But maybe Allen Stanley is completely delusional, and since the story is told from his point-of-view we see his warped version of reality only. I recommend it, if you are looking for a one-sitting read without commitment.
SPLIT LEVELS ebook
Author:
Thomas Rayfiel
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United States
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Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (April 15, 1994)
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208 pages
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