Doxology

Doxology

Pam, Daniel, and Joe might be the worst punk band on the Lower East Side. Struggling to scrape together enough cash and musical talent to make it, they are waylaid by surprising arrivals—a daughter for Pam and Daniel, a solo hit single for Joe. As the ‘90s wane, the three friends share in one another’s successes, working together to elevate Joe’s superstardom and raise baby Flora.

On September 11, 2001, the city’s unfathomable devastation coincides with a shattering personal loss for the trio. In the aftermath, Flora comes of age, navigating a charged political landscape and discovering a love of the natural world. Joining the ranks of those fighting for ecological conservation, Flora works to bridge the wide gap between powerful strategists and ordinary Americans, becoming entangled ever more intimately with her fellow activists along the way. And when the country faces an astonishing new threat, Flora’s family will have no choice but to look to the past—both to examine wounds that have never healed, and to rediscover strengths they have long forgotten.

At once an elegiac takedown of today’s political climate and a touching invocation of humanity’s goodness, Doxology offers daring revelations about America’s past and possible future that could only come from Nell Zink, one of the sharpest novelists of our time.

Title:Doxology
ISBN:9780062877819
Format Type:Pdf, Epub, pdb, txt, docx, doc, ibook

    Doxology Reviews

  • Meike

    It’s an achievement in itself to write a political/family novel that features strange lo-fi anti-folk nerd bands from lower Manhattan and that I still don’t like: This meandering tale introduces u...

  • Neil

    The book blurb gives most of the details of what happens in Doxology. Joe, Pam and Daniel meet and form a band, Pam and Daniel have a baby (Flora) and Joe’s music career takes off. We follow the thr...

  • Ron Charles

    “He started playing ukulele soon after his mother died.”Even blindfolded, I would know that is a sentence by Nell Zink. That subtle intersection of the ordinary and the absurd is her trademark man...

  • Lou

    Nell Zink has proved herself to be one heck of a writer in the past, but I must admit that Doxology, her fourth novel, was not as compelling as I had anticipated. That said, it still very much packs a...

  • Chris Haak

    I loved Mislaid and Nicotine by Zink, and even though I did like the first half of Doxology, in the second half it all got out of control. There were two different novels in one here really and I defi...

  • Maarten Hepp

    Totally loved this book!I felt very connected to Pam, the main character, who is my age and with whom I share quite some (musical) interests, as well as to her daughter Flora.I am strongly recommendin...

  • Alan

    Nell Zink’s new novel is a multi-generational, time-expansive novel covering the last 40 years or so of American history, music and politics. The first ‘part’ covers the period up to the Septemb...

  • Chris Roberts

    9/11 isn't a sacred, digit based religion, it's an X on the calendar, an X marks the spot where you died, four Xs in the sky, descending miles high. #poemChris Roberts, God Incontrovertible ...

  • Matt

    4.5 stars...

  • Vix Standen

    It’s hard to follow a complex family like this over such a huge time span, and their tales were tricky to keep up with at times. But I enjoyed the ride & appreciated being to relate to many current ...