Review: Marine Park by Mark Chiusano (Melissa’s review, giveaway)

marine parkMarine Park
written by Mark Chiusano
published by Penguin Books

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, Book Depository, Goodreads

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
I haven’t read anything this wonderful in years.  I often find short story collections difficult to review, but not this time.  Chiusano’s style – especially in “We Were Supposed” – is unforgettable.  I’m utterly, irrevocably impressed.


Would I recommend it: It’s brilliant.  Read it.  NOW.

About the book – from Goodreads: 
Marine Park—in the far reaches of Brooklyn, train-less and tourist-free—finds its literary chronicler in Mark Chiusano. Chiusano’s dazzling stories delve into family, boyhood, sports, drugs, love, and all the weird quirks of growing up in a tight-knit community on the edge of the city. In the tradition of Junot Díaz’s Drown, Stuart Dybek’s The Coast of Chicago, and Russell Banks’s Trailerpark, this is a poignant and piercing collection—announcing the arrival of a distinct new voice in American fiction.



a Rafflecopter giveaway