The Family Hightower

The Family Hightower Named a Kirkus Reviews Starred Title in Their Issue In two boys are born into a large family both named for their grandfather Peter Henry Hightower One boy Peter grows up in Africa and

  • Title: The Family Hightower
  • Author: Brian Francis Slattery
  • ISBN: 9781609805630
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Named a Kirkus Reviews Starred Title in Their 10 01 14 Issue In 1968 two boys are born into a large family, both named for their grandfather, Peter Henry Hightower One boy Peter grows up in Africa and ends up a journalist in Granada The other Petey becomes a minor criminal, first in Cleveland and then in Kiev In 1995, Petey runs afoul of his associates and disapp Named a Kirkus Reviews Starred Title in Their 10 01 14 Issue In 1968 two boys are born into a large family, both named for their grandfather, Peter Henry Hightower One boy Peter grows up in Africa and ends up a journalist in Granada The other Petey becomes a minor criminal, first in Cleveland and then in Kiev In 1995, Petey runs afoul of his associates and disappears But the criminals, bent on revenge, track down the wrong cousin, and the Peter in Granada finds himself on the run He bounces from one family member to the next, piecing together his cousin s involvement in international crime while learning the truth about his family s complicated history Along the way the original Peter Henry Hightower s story is revealed, until it catches up with that of his children, revealing how Peter and Petey have been living in their grandfather s shadow all along.The novel takes a look at capitalism and organized crime in the 20th century, the legend of the self made man, and what money can do to people Like Jeffrey Eugenides Middlesex, The Family Hightower stretches across both generations and continents, bearing the weight of family secrets and the inevitable personal toll they take on loved ones despite our best intentions.

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    1. "Every story is a kind of violence perpetrated on the facts" "Some stories, the job is so clean, everything's arranged along an arc so bright that you can't see the carnage that went into making it."How many books have been written about the rags to riches American Dream? The quest to succeed is a classic theme of literature, and this story is a realistic portrayal of chasing that dream. Many American dreams began across borders, in third world countries, such as Eastern Europe. The struggle to [...]

    2. I must mention that I was able to win this book on online give away. I enjoyed the book greatly it really painted the criminal life well and shows how it infects the family. The flow of the characters was genius as the author was able to constantly go through-out the eyes and actions of the characters blending them together in the story. I got so hooked instantly as turn over each page relating to all the fear and determination for survival the Hightower family has. The part of the story I love [...]

    3. I received this book from the giveaway.This was certainly an interesting book and left me thinking what are the chances of something like that happening? The Family Hightower is novel about two young men in the same family with exact same name, Peter Hightower. One of the Peters ends up getting stuck in a situation that causes the other Peter to get dragged into the situation by mix up of name. Thus begins our story and follows the two Peters to the ending resolution. I liked the characters qui [...]

    4. The Family Hightower is the story of two cousins who are both coincidentially named after their grandfather. The story starts with their births and brings us to their adulthood where we learn how they turned out. One pretty much on the straight and narrow. The other is a thug. The bad cousin sets off a chain of events that impacts the whole family and many others. Oh and the Hightower clan has been involved in organized crime for years. The cousins find out about this the hard way. The author wa [...]

    5. Per FTC regulations, I received this book as a giveaway in the GoodReads First Reads program.This story started a little slow, but picked up with all kinds of intrigue and Godfather-esque characters. My favorite part was the story of Petro Garko and his journey from rags to riches in all the wrong ways. Very enjoyable to read and I liked the author's style to talking to the reader like he is sharing a secret. Almost like Peter Henry Hightower did write his book afterall.

    6. A surprisingly great book. Two cousins share the same name of their grandfather, a man who became a prime mover in Cleveland. The sins of the grandfather are ultimately visited upon on the cousins and many other people. Reminiscent of The Godfather, perhaps more succinct. Plus the book is an interesting look at Cleveland, America and capitalism.

    7. Every story's a kind of violence perpetrated on the facts. You cut off their arms and legs, stretch them out, break their ribs until they fit where you think they're supposed to. All of it in search of meaning. Some stories, the job is so clean, everything's arranged along an arc so bright that you can't see the carnage that went into making it.But this story isn't like that. There is blood everywhere, pieces all around us. There are so many people involved: the Hightower family and all the peop [...]

    8. For decades, authors have told the story of the American dream, of the young man turning his rags into riches, but none have done so quite like Brian Francis Slattery. His recent novel, “The Family Hightower“, follows generations of a family sewn together with threads of deceit, violence, and, most importantly, staggering wealth. With brilliant savagery at the heart of his tale, Slattery reveals each character’s desires to leave the past of poverty, of crime, of violence, or of the disappo [...]

    9. The Family Hightower takes a savage and intelligent look at the American Dream, asserting an inextricable link between capitalism and crime in a voice that borders on the eternal. Appropriate, considering the timeless and unattainable aspiration of Brian Francis Slattery’s characters: to “get out”, to escape the prison of wealth and violence and guilt into which they’ve been cast owing to the sins of patriarch Peter Henry Hightower.A simple overview starts in the present with the namesak [...]

    10. First I must note that the copy I read was an Advanced Uncorrected Proof that I received last year at Book Con. I'm reading the books I received then before I attend this year's Book Con at the end of the month.Part one of the book was really thrilling and mysterious. I quickly found myself rooting for the good Peter Henry Hightower cousin. Part two, did give great insight into the family history but it also slowed down the story for me. I had put the book down for more than a week before I pick [...]

    11. I won a free copy of this ARC from . Thank you!I enjoyed this book, which surprised me, as crime fiction isn't a genre I'm usually drawn to. The style of narration was interesting, kind of a, "Let me paint this picture for you," type of thing, and it gave the book a more cinematic feel, like there was a voice over happening over the visuals of these gangsters. Almost like a Guy Ritchie film, I would say.Parts of the story are very, very dark and gruesome, but nothing so gory that I wanted to sto [...]

    12. While this novel bears the typical Slattery flourishes (sweeping story told from multiple perspectives, descriptions of parties and jam sessions involving folk instruments lasting until all hours of the night, economic collapse) it abandons his other three books' speculative fiction premises for a crime narrative that bears more resemblance to Chabon or Lethem than sf greats. It manages to feel like somewhat of a new direction, and while not every turn feels as satisfying as it could (Slattery p [...]

    13. Everybody's got secrets. Some people's secrets are just a little more dangerous than others. The setting is Cleveland. The story is the Hightower family, and their rise in several endeavors, most notably the criminal world. We start with 2 cousins, both of whom bear the same name, and that starts a twisted path of who did what to whom and for how much. Can they overcome the family's past? Do they want to? How much will it cost?I thought this story was really well told - and I mean told. The auth [...]

    14. Two cousins from a wealthy Cleveland family are born in the same year, and both named after their grandfather. Peter follows his nomadic father through Africa, and Petey stays home and unfortunately falls into the family business. Grandfather Peter was a gangster during the 1920's and 1930's, and even though he claimed he wanted to become leget, he doesn't completely reform.Petey crosses the wrong people and must run for his life. Those wrong people find Peter, a journalist living in Spain. The [...]

    15. First I must note that the copy I read was an Advanced Uncorrected Proof that I received last year at Book Con. I’m reading the books I received then before I attend this year’s Book Con at the end of the month.Part one of the book was really thrilling and mysterious. I quickly found myself rooting for the good Peter Henry Hightower cousin.Part two, did give great insight into the family history but it also slowed down the story for me.Read Full Review @ Lazy Book Lovers

    16. I picked this book up solely because the title caught my eye - Hightower is my maiden name, so without reading the flap I grabbed it up. I'm glad I did - this isn't my usual cup of tea, but Slattery's novel is well written, cunningly planned and beautifully paced. It's quite bloody, but with the rare quality of violence that is used to paint the picture, rather than up the body count.

    17. Written in a style I'll call "historical whirlwind," in which a grand story of a century's worth of depravity is whipped through fast as can be. Which is for the most part very entertaining. It just never really settles down with any of the characters in a way I could sink into. I liked the biting, bleak look at capitalism in the 20th century. The book pulls no punches. Nice writing, too.

    18. I stopped reading at page 100. The story just lost focus for me I couldn't relate or empathize with the characters. Two stars means it was okay, so that's what I'm giving it.

    19. An interesting read. Liked the way the story unfolded. Somehow seamlessly jumps from one continent to another, one timespan and back. Still don't understand organized crime.

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