Miss Gomez and the Brethren MOBI · Miss Gomez MOBI

Miss Gomez and the Brethren MOBI · Miss Gomez  MOBI Beryl Tuke, whiling time away in the Thistle Arms with gin and cheap romances, and Alban Roche at Bassett s Petstore are among the street s dream ridden survivors A new arrival, Miss Gomez, lives for her postal correspondence with the Church of the Brethren of the Way in Jamaica No one will believe Miss Gomez when she announces her revelation of a hideous sex crime soon to be committed in Crow Street Until Prudence Tuke disappears, the police arrive, and the newspapers herald a Sex Crime Prophecy


10 thoughts on “Miss Gomez and the Brethren

  1. Tony Tony says:

    William Trevor does not have to go all sci fi to create a dystopia No, instead he creates Crow Street, which once bustled as a part of London but now, sometime in the 1970s but perhaps today, is largely abandoned Only a public house and a pet store remain of the many shops The denizens, too, have withered to a decaying few.There s not what you would call a p


  2. John John says:

    A Goodreads friend is a big fan of this author, so thought I d try one of his works Much of his output has been short story, which doesn t interest me particularly So, I looked through the available novels at my library, and this one jumped out at me First, we get Miss Gomez background as an orphan in Jamaica, where she s eventually driven to leave the orphan


  3. Joanne Joanne says:

    A fine story, interesting characters.


  4. Frank Frank says:

    Set in a stylised East End of London and rural Jamaica, Miss Gomez is another of Trevor s character studies of the marginalised people who hover at the edges of society The victim of unspeakable violence as an infant, Miss Gomez is raised in an orphage, flees to London to go on the game , finds salvation through religion, and attempts in her own confused way to


  5. Patricia Patricia says:

    A most bizarre story Miss Gomez, the sole survivor of a huge fire that took the lives of an entire neighborhood, grew up feeling unworthy of being alive, even though she was too young to be aware at the time Showered with good care and affection in her Jamaican orphanage, she responded in such a negative way that all who knew her thought she was mad She ran away


  6. Steve Smits Steve Smits says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Not my favorite of Trevor s novels, but, as always, his masterful writing is soft and subtle with deeply developed characters enduring pain in their quotidian lives Miss Gomez is a Jamaican black women who ran away from an orphanage where she was placed as the lone survivor of a horre


  7. Andréa Lechner Andréa Lechner says:

    I absolutely loved the way Trevor drew out his characters in this novel, surrounding Miss Gomez with a bunch of misfits and dodgy wastrels wherever she happened to go The religious angle is very well captured and keeps one hooked all the way through.


  8. Eric Eric says:

    Less creepy than Children of Dynmouth, but both crueler and kinder in the end Funnier too, oddly Trevor eviscerates myths of family, religion, occupation and even war via his very human and very flawed characters.


  9. Debbie Debbie says:

    Well written, but dated.


  10. Ann Halligan Ann Halligan says:

    This book is gloomy but reveals much about human nature The characters each carry their own baggage.


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