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The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow The Silence Of Bonaventure Arrow Is The Tale Of A Mute Boy Whose Gift Of Wondrous Hearing Reveals Family Secrets And Forgotten Voodoo Lore, And Exposes A Murder That Threatens The Souls Of Those Who Love Him.Bonaventure Arrow Didn T Make A Peep When He Was Born, And The Doctor Nearly Took Him For Dead But He Was Listening, Placing Sound Inside Quiet And Gaining His Bearings By The Time He Turns Five, He Can Hear Flowers Grow, A Thousand Shades Of Blue, And The Miniature Tempests That Rage Inside Raindrops He Also Hears The Voice Of His Dead Father, William Arrow, Mysteriously Murdered By A Man Known Only As The Wanderer.Exploring Family Relics, He Opens Doors To The Past And Finds The Key To A Web Of Secrets That Both Hold His Family Together, And Threaten To Tear Them Apart.Set Against The Backdrop Of 1950s New Orleans, The Silence Of Bonaventure Arrow Is A Magical Story About The Lost Art Of Listening And A Wondrous Little Boy Who Brings Healing To The Souls Of All Who Love Him.

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  • The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow
  • Rita Leganski
  • 25 June 2018
  • 9780062291134

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  1. says:

    The past is never dead It s not even past. William Faulkner It is this notion, of the past steering the present away from a true course, that drives the narrative in The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow, and in at least one way, it is the past that helps steer it back onto the road If you liked Edgar Sawtelle, the story or film of Benjamin Button, the TV show Pushing Daisies or the imaginary tales of Alice Hoffman, you will love this book, a tale imbued with a few large dollops of magical realism Like Edgar, Bonaventure is born somewhat different from other children Like Edgar, he makes no sound But while Edgar has a particular Mowgli like talent for relating to his pooches, Bonaventure is possessed of an otherworldly sense of hearing The medical term for one aspect of this is synaesthesia He is able to hear color But his gift goes far beyond the odd skills that as many as one in twenty three humans might have As he grows into his gift, he can hear the stories of inanimate objects Eventually, Bonaventure is able to hear at a molecular level He is even able to hear sounds that ha...


  2. says:

    Thank you , thank you Rita Leganski for writing this wonderful and magical novel, In a week that has seen so much tragedy in so many places, involving so may people, I was sorely in need of a little magic This novel features some wonderful people, not least little Bonaventure Arrow who cannot speak but can hear things other people cannot The prose is like liquid, it flows fluently and freely Yet all is not sweetness and light, it is New Orleans in the 1950 s, a place of root and voodoo and hoodoo and some strange going ons There are family secrets, religion and sadness and one particular dark happening that will tragically effect the future Ultimately there is a secret and once that is found there will be forgiveness and love and new chances at life I often see authors asked what one novel did they wish they could read a...


  3. says:

    Know what you re getting into This is soooooper sentimental Like a Frank Capra directing The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry from a screenplay by Paolo Coelho, starring Michael Landon, with a soundtrack by Andrew LLoyd Webber level of sentimentality Rita Leganski has built a sentimentality amplifier that goes to 11.That being said, this is a great read The prose is beautiful and the characters are surprisingly real for a story that involves voodoo, ghosts, and super hearing Leganski s sense of place is amazing, and her sense of wonder is breathtaking.Bonaventure wasn t a quick read for me Not that I wasn t rushing to get back to it, but my page per hour rate was much slower than usual, because the prose demands it.This is ...


  4. says:

    This novel was absolutely fantastic It took me quite some time to get over the fact that this book had ended I did not want to leave the world that Rita Leganski had created in this novel The story within these pages sucked me in from the first page and it almost hurt me to close the back cover at the end This was one of those novels that is so well written, I had to read parts out loud to release the beauty of the language into the world Not only is Bonaventure s world magical, but so is the writing of Leganski She wrote so beautifully, I had no choice but to run away with Bonaventure, William, Dancy, and the Wonderer Dancy and William fell quickly in love They were blissfully happy and could not control their longing for each other It wasn t long after their indiscretion, that Dancy became pregnant The two were quickly married and began a perfect life together That was until William was shot and killed on his birthday.The grief that Dancy feels after William s death is so deep and numbing, it actually changes her unborn child, Bonaventure When Bonaventure is born, the family quickly realizes that he is very different He doesn t cry, he doesn t fuss, he doesn t make a sound Although some thought that this was a defect, Dancy knew her son was special Indeed he was Bonaventure didn t speak because he knew that he could learn from the world if he just listened Soon the world was talking to Bona...


  5. says:

    2.5 Before he is born, Bonaventure Arrow s father is murdered by a mentally disturbed man known only as the Wanderer His mother s unspeakable grief affects Bonaventure s development he is born mute, but with hyper acute hearing He can hear earthworms moving through the dirt and a bit of dust falling off a moth s wing He can also hear the stories that inanimate objects tell the sound of steamships comes from a wooden crate marked port of New Orleans, and the sounds of gunshots from a jar of sassafras And he hears the sadness and secrets of his paternal grandmother s house Helping him make sense of these sounds are two extraordinary characters the ghost of his father, William Arrow, whom only Bonaventure can hear, and the family s cook, Trinidad Prefontaine, who is a Creole woman knowledgeable about hoodoo and root work Leganski s work is hard to describe It has elements of Southern gothic, as well as the supernatural and magic When I first heard that the central character is a mute child, I immediately thought of David Wroblewski s The Story of Edgar Sawtelle But this novel is nowhere near so fine a work of literature as Wroblewski s I think Leganski got too caught up in the magical quality of Bonaventure s extraordinary hearing She spends way too much time crafting beautiful d...


  6. says:

    I read a lot of books but rarely do I read one that reminds me of why I love to read The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow has all the hallmarks of great storytelling but what makes it so special is the feeling it evokes with the reader Yes, you will love the language, the characters, and the twists, but most of all you will love the experience of reading this book In her luminous first novel, author Rita Leganski has h...


  7. says:

    Spoilers Ahead When what seemed like the entire Internet went crazy for this book, I decided to check it out On the surface, it should have been a favorite After all, it s set in my beloved New Orleans and brimming with magical realism I expected to find something I d at least like, but I wasn t holding out hope of discovering a new favorite.What I actually found, however, was almost offensive Style and content obviously cribbed from the awesome Sarah Addison Allen, only filled with heavy handed proselytization to spice things up a bit The omniscient narrator s descriptions of pregnancy and later, abortion, make it abundantly clear that this book should certainly be shelved with the Christian fiction Not only is the description of abortion graphic and scientifically dubious we re also forced to endure the hand wringing and pearl clutching of Letice s guilt as she struggles to come to terms with her remorse over a decades old backroom procedure she was forcibly subjected to This moral agony is so strong that she actually builds a personal chapel so she can keep begging for divine forgiveness The character is defined by this guilt, until she becomes nothing than a Roman Catholic cautionary tale in sackcloth and ashes Bonaventure, ...


  8. says:

    I suppose this falls under the category of magical realism I actually never knew exactly what that was but I thoroughly enjoyed it It is fun to be immersed in a story where one might believe in guardian angels, that loved ones who have passed on can reach out to us and that some people may have other worldly gifts that can be used to help or heal others Of course this only works if it is well written and this definitely is Love the time period 1950s, the Cajun culture and New Orleans setting There is a great cast of characters Many to love and only a few to hate I always enjoy having a strong child character perspective it offers so much Even the names are magical Bonaventure Arrow, Trinidad Prefontaine, Bayou Cymbaline And how nice to have satisfying and happy endings closure There were a couple of incidents that were a little too graphic macabre for me but thankfully the sweet and humorous aspects of the story helped to balance it.This was a nice change of pace very diffe...


  9. says:

    Simply magical I loved the writing I had goosebumps while reading the very first paragraph I was hooked Anyways, although the pace is a bit slow, the storyline is remarkable It s an emotional roller coaster This is one of the rare books that I did not want to end The structure and characters development are truly impressive, at least for me I loved every page My favourite part is when Bonaventure was still in his mom s womb the description of his reactions to exter...


  10. says:

    Okay book, I m pretty sure it was me and not you Listen, I saw you and you were beautiful, and I wanted you right away I couldn t resist your allure, your magical realism I had to have you in my life Now, though, I realize that I should have gotten to know you better first, before we committed to one another in any meaningful way You really are beautiful inside and out, but just not in a way I can fully appreciate.What I can say is that the writing in The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow is beautiful Simply lovely Leganski s writing style plays into the feeling of magical realism perfectly, and the way she puts together sentences has a magic all its own Her debut proves her writing chops, and I would be willing to consider reading whatever her next novel is, solely on the strength of her prose.The book s opening captured me immediately, reminding me a good deal of Fitzgerald s short story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button mixed with the southern charm of Sarah Addison Allen The idea of a child, mute but intended for some big purpose, seems fraught with possibility Unfortunately, the story then jumps back and spends almost the whole of the novel in the backstory of his mother and grandmothers I never did find myself especially interested in any character but Bonaventure Arrow himself, and he didn t turn out to be much of a focus in the novel.Bonaventure, in addition to being silent, has super hea...

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