This book was written by Don DeLillo under the pseudonym of Cleo Birdwell. In this fictional memoir, Birdwell plays for the New York Rangers hockey team and. Cleo Birdwell is the author of Amazons ( avg rating, ratings, 29 reviews, published ). Amazons. A ‘memoir’ by ‘Cleo Birdwell’. This novel came out under the pseudonym Cleo Birdwell, but several sources at the time called this ‘a.

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Here’s the original dust jacket copy. Power has its darker side, of course, and this same president will be described two days alter as looking tired and drawn. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Mar 13, Ryan rated it really liked amazns. The memoir ruse was all but gone as I read further into the book.

Is Cleo in on the joke, or just in it? I wrote an essay about some of the themes in the book, which you can find here: Scared off by the blue on white, then the red on white, a small child holds my hand cleeo no points barred.

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Amazons reminds us that professional sports rely on narratives, and that narratives are constructed truths. This is not feminism, by any stretch clwo the imagination.


The novel is a fictitious autobiography narrated by Birdwell centering on her experiences as the first woman to play professional hockey in the NHL. She veiled him viciously from behind.

That was a revelation, too. Nakayasu wraps each of her short lyrics in square brackets, reminding of hockey pucks: Cleo’s agent, the perpetually nervous Floss Penrose, birdweol a new tennis protege named Archie Brewster, who is always jetlagged and consents to regularly playing Strip Monopoly with Floss.

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Being a DeLillo and an NHL fan I was looking forward to reading the book, however it was so ludicrously over the top that I had to laugh and decided that there just wasn’t enough time for me to be clwo with finishing this drivel. But if you forego the sterling standards and just let the writing be the fun, this book can’t miss.

But the minimization of women athletes is no less real. It is in some ways similar to DeLillo’s second novel, the football-themed End Zonethough more humorous and smaller in scale, replete with social satire and comedy.

Then there’s Sanders Meade, the Yale man with the interchangeable name. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Cleo Birdwell proves to be an entertaining protagonist in a cast that includes her neurotic agent, the tennis player who is the object of the agent’s affections, the troubled general manager, the lonely French Canadian coach, and the former hockey player with a rare condition who undergoes a very strange treatment.


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After the first few pages, there was barely a mention of it being a memoir or of it acting like a memoir. Pretty weird book imho!! Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Phyllis Kessel, a hockey blogger for Pension Plan Puppets, writes:. Published by Holt Rinehart and Winston,pages. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

The story follows Birdwell and her teammates on the New York Rangersas they travel around North American cities playing games and engaging in sexual adventures. Amazons made more money than any of his novels to that point. Feb 26, Aaron Typographical Era rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was like pulling a toy arrow with a rubber suction up off a wall.