Apr 4, 2011

The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst

The Nobodies Album
Author:  Carolyn Parkhurst
Genre:  General Fiction
Publisher:  Doubleday
Date Published:  June 15th 2010

From Goodreads:

Bestselling novelist Octavia Frost has just completed her latest book—a revolutionary novel in which she has rewritten the last chapters of all her previous books, removing clues about her personal life concealed within, especially a horrific tragedy that befell her family years ago.

On her way to deliver the manuscript to her editor, Octavia reads a news crawl in Times Square and learns that her rock-star son, Milo, has been arrested for murder. Though she and Milo haven’t spoken in years—an estrangement stemming from that tragic day—she drops everything to go to him.

The “last chapters” of Octavia’s novel are layered throughout The Nobodies  Album—the scattered puzzle pieces to her and Milo’s dark and troubled past. Did she drive her son to murder? Did Milo murder anyone at all? And what exactly happened all those years ago? As the novel builds to a stunning reveal, Octavia must consider how this story will come to a close. 


The Nobodies Album is my introduction to Carolyn Parkhurst's writing.  I'm not sure why I had preconceived notions of Ms. Parkhurst's books, but I honestly can say I was never tempted to pick up one .  I'm definitely doubting my instincts because I really enjoyed The Nobodies Album.

The Nobodies Album is told from the perspective of bestselling author Octavia Frost, the mother of famous rock star, Milo.  Milo and Octavia have been estranged for 4 years, but when Octavia learns that Milo has been arrested for murder of his girlfriend she knows she has to be at her son's side.

Carolyn Parkhurst's writing flows beautifully, and dives into the core of the characters. I love the way she describes characters feelings, and thoughts.  As for the story it was part mystery, part life.  When I say life I mean the ups and downs of family, tragedy, relationships..you know, life.  

I definitely will be picking up previous books of Ms. Parkhurst. Looking forward to getting lost in her words, and her storytelling.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you liked this! I loved her other books. I definitely recommend both of them!!


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