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On fact tells of Gretje Reyniers a feisty complex woman who makes her own unconventional way Pye captures in earthy.

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✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Drowning Room By Michael Pye ✸ – Escortgps.co Set during the terrible winter of 1642 in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam this haunting and evocative novel based on fact tells of Gretje Reyniers a feisty complex woman who makes her own unconventiSet during the terrible winter of 1642 in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam this haunting and evocative novel based.

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Epub escortgps.co æ The Drowning Room ePUB ↠ The Drowning ePUB ✓ Michael Pye writes for a living as novelist journalist historian and sometimes broadcaster He is English by birth but civilized by study in Italy and a newspaper apprenticeship in Scotland For twenty years he commuted between New York and Europe as a political and cultural columnist for British newspapers He now lives with his partner John Holm in a tiny village in the forests of rural Po

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  1. stephanie stephanie says:

    Epub escortgps.co æ The Drowning Room ePUB ↠ The Drowning ePUB ✓ drowning pdf, room epub, The Drowning kindle, The Drowning Room EpubWell written but the protagonist didn't strike me as particularly authentic That's a problem as the book is an overgrown character sketch based on the true life of one Dutch settler in New Amsterdam Gretje Reyniers The real Gretje a prostitute money lender and woman about town left behind a significant criminal record dotted with escapades like mooning sailors and measuring genitalia and declaring herself the people's whore I felt like the author's interpretation of all the space between those episodes you know her actual life just didn't fit Sure people are nuanced than their rap sheets would indicate but the fictional Gretje depicted mostly through lots of cold and melancholy philosophical musings doesn't seem capable or worthy of such colorful crimes Sometime


  2. David David says:

    Epub escortgps.co æ The Drowning Room ePUB ↠ The Drowning ePUB ✓ drowning pdf, room epub, The Drowning kindle, The Drowning Room EpubThe milieu New and Old Amsterdam in the first half of the 17th century was interesting but the book's potential couldn't survive the impenetrable narration and endlessly frustrating shifting timeframes When the reader still can't figure out by page 100 whether 'Pieter' is a character who is real and alive in the book's present or a dead ghost from the narrator's past then the author has failed fiction's basic reuirement to tell his story clearlyI got within 50 pages of the end but just couldn't be bothered finishing Just too murky and confusing


  3. John Beck John Beck says:

    Epub escortgps.co æ The Drowning Room ePUB ↠ The Drowning ePUB ✓ drowning pdf, room epub, The Drowning kindle, The Drowning Room EpubPye takes an interesting concept and spins out a fascinating novel Drowning Room straddles the genres of historical fiction and modernist memory It reminds me most of Jean Rhys' wonderful Good Morning Midnight set in the early days of Dutch colonization of AmericaThe book is beautifully written with its factual underpinnings almost invisibly slipped into Gretje's stark narration The mystery of the corpse laid out in the cold the lonely woman protecting the body and the two strange children she has with her are lovingly crafted And the reveals are both unexpected and satisfyingUnfortunately despite all of Pye's historical flourishes this isn't a book for the historical book club set tha


  4. Shannon Shannon says:

    Epub escortgps.co æ The Drowning Room ePUB ↠ The Drowning ePUB ✓ drowning pdf, room epub, The Drowning kindle, The Drowning Room EpubCompletely captured me One of the intriguing lead characters in my recent memory Well researched historical detail coupled with a superb setting eualed a real pleasure


  5. Dale Dale says:

    Epub escortgps.co æ The Drowning Room ePUB ↠ The Drowning ePUB ✓ drowning pdf, room epub, The Drowning kindle, The Drowning Room EpubBrilliant novel missed by most


  6. Jean Jean says:

    Epub escortgps.co æ The Drowning Room ePUB ↠ The Drowning ePUB ✓ drowning pdf, room epub, The Drowning kindle, The Drowning Room EpubI stumbled on references to this book as I was researching my genealogy Gretja and Anthony de Salle yes he actually had a last name are my 10th great grandparents I knew their story before reading this book and fortunately already knew it was a highly fictionalized account This could have been a fantastically intriguing story but the author certainly suandered the opportunity Pye used legal records of early New Amsterdam as the bones of a poorly executed story He jumps through time in a clumsy way which is difficult to follow He doesn't give the reader any opportunity to feel Gretje It's stilted haphazard and contains highly unbelievable scenes I was so disappointedWhat Pye should have


  7. Alicia Alicia says:

    Epub escortgps.co æ The Drowning Room ePUB ↠ The Drowning ePUB ✓ drowning pdf, room epub, The Drowning kindle, The Drowning Room EpubAs a 9th generation granddaughter of the “heroin” of this book I was curious I barely made it a fourth of the way


  8. Tim Tim says:

    Epub escortgps.co æ The Drowning Room ePUB ↠ The Drowning ePUB ✓ drowning pdf, room epub, The Drowning kindle, The Drowning Room EpubSuch a little book So very hard to get into


  9. AJ Conroy AJ Conroy says:

    Epub escortgps.co æ The Drowning Room ePUB ↠ The Drowning ePUB ✓ drowning pdf, room epub, The Drowning kindle, The Drowning Room EpubThe author has an interesting voice and some of the scenes like the drowning room are uite striking Mostly the book is sensory rather than descriptive in that the author creates an emotional state for the reader rather than conveys information For example I understood the interior world of the main character but I had a hard time picturing her surroundings It's also challenging because the story is not linear or very satisfying in the end I imagine The Drowning Room would be better in one sitting rather than over a few months like I read it Overall I was disappointed because I hoped to learn about life in New Amsterdam but I imagine this would be a refreshing read for the right reader


  10. Tom Tom says:

    Epub escortgps.co æ The Drowning Room ePUB ↠ The Drowning ePUB ✓ drowning pdf, room epub, The Drowning kindle, The Drowning Room EpubThe author certainly has the ability to tell a story but I didn't get the impression that he in any way conveyed the earthy reality of life in the 17th century I found the characters flat and the settings devoid of anything that suggests the story took place in New Amsterdam New York Cedar Rapids Dallas or Tokyo Maybe Michael Pye has written something else worth my reading time It will be some time well in the future before I consider making that investment


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