- By Sean Dixon

The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn

  • Title: The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn
  • Author: Sean Dixon
  • ISBN: 9781552452424
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn It all started with a black rose and a rich young man And a house with a creek running through it And then there she was Kip Flynn standing beside her boyfriend s dead body and agreeing to take a la

    It all started with a black rose and a rich young man And a house with a creek running through it And then there she was, Kip Flynn, standing beside her boyfriend s dead body and agreeing to take a large sum of money from the young man s father to keep quiet As if she could have done anything else, being so scared and grief stricken and maybe pregnant.But that s not theIt all started with a black rose and a rich young man And a house with a creek running through it And then there she was, Kip Flynn, standing beside her boyfriend s dead body and agreeing to take a large sum of money from the young man s father to keep quiet As if she could have done anything else, being so scared and grief stricken and maybe pregnant.But that s not the end of it You see, there s some kind of connection between Kip and this rich developer s son that keeps them tight in one another s orbit So when Kip awakens from her grief, intent on revenge, they find themselves pursuing one another with a ferocity they can barely understand, one that spirals outward, with subway accidents and arson and drainpipes and backhoe wars, to envelop roommates, two guilty fathers, a window cleaner or two, landlords, family secrets, a Vietnamese gangster, a stand up bass player and an activist tour guide And concluding in the subterranean heart of Toronto itself, which, like Kip, is torn between vengefulness and growth.Sean Dixon is a novelist, playwright, and banjo player He s the author of the novel The Last Days of the Lacuna Cabal two novels for young readers, The Feathered Cloak and The Winter Drey and several plays, including those collected in AWOL Three Plays for Theatre SKAM.

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    1. Ah, now I think it a delightful coincidence that I've been reading this book at the same time as I've been reading this year's Canada Reads contenders. If it weren't for Canada Reads, I might not have come across Sean Dixon and his books.Come to think of it, if it weren't for Canada Reads and Sean Dixon and Angie Abdou and a host of other wonderful Canadian authors, I would not have succumbed to the evil but glorious world of Twitter. But that's a whole n'other story.It was October or November, [...]

    2. This wonderfully quirky novel absolutely enthralled me. Great story, great characters, great writing.Kip is a young woman who works hard at a variety of self-employed endeavors, making a living and enjoying her life. As the story begins, she and her boyfriend Mani are entering a house under construction, driven there by Mani's outrage at the house owner's attack against their livelihood. Things go horribly wrong.Kip, in shock, agrees to a deal in exchange for her silence, and wanders back into t [...]

    3. Very unique and intriguing read. I enjoy a good meta-narrative and appreciated the historiography. Also quite liked the way it used Toronto as a device - certainly recommended reading for Torontonians. I wasn't in love the the last quarter of the story, particularly the ending, but overall it's a quick, enjoyable read. I actually envision this making a great graphic novel or series.Wish I could continue reading about Kip - very cool character who I'd love see further explored.

    4. A literary thrill ride. Replete with 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' butt kicking heroines, Kip and Nancy. They battle the modern architecture of J. Cyrus York and his son in order to maintain historical Toronto architecture. A very loose comparison to Ann Rand's The Fountainhead could be made. Vivid descriptions leave your mind full of dreamlike images.

    5. I don't know how this reads if you aren't familiar with a little bit of Toronto literature, local politics and planning, psychogeography, Kensington Market, and a couple hundred myriad other things that just edge into the picture enough to make me smile?But if you are, it's like a love song. It is a love song.

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