NoHo, is about living in the shadows of the famous. Meet Charlie and his would-be-star sister, Cassie, in Hollywood, discover the Wisdom Tree and family #5. NoHo reveals the devotion of mothers, and sons who overcome monsters. "The standout finale." —The West Australian on Noho"You can’t write better than this. it’s simply perfect.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic aNoHo, is about living in the shadows of the famous. Meet Charlie and his would-be-star sister, Cassie, in Hollywood, discover the Wisdom Tree and family #5. NoHo reveals the devotion of mothers, and sons who overcome monsters. "The standout finale." —The West Australian on Noho"You can’t write better than this. it’s simply perfect.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love “One of the most ambitious fiction projects being undertaken in Australian publishing. There are subterranean connections uniting the five novellas that are probably best appreciated by reading the books in the planned monthly sequence rather than devouring them all at once.”—Simon Caterson, The Weekend Australian “This floored me. The format is a game changer and the linked novellas combine to create the best book I’ve read in 12 years, since David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas.” —Chris Flynn, Tiger in Eden and The Glass Kingdom....
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NoHo: Wisdom Tree 5 Reviews
I think the strength of this series is in the whole collection rather than the individual stories.This one was particularly heartbreaking.The futile efforts of a family to make their daughter a Hollywood "Star"!The collection as a whole I rate 5/5 for the entire work. A case where the sum of the parts is greater than each individual story.
Great series of novellas with subtly linked characters and stories. The last one told of family and its challenges and complexity. I also learnt about LA The Wisdom Tree - it really does have its own instagram account.
Oh man. Mr Earls, please stop writing books about sad kids. I've had enough of the crying now. But this was just ... Yeah, I've lost my words. Perfect.
NoHo is the fifth and final novella in Nick Earls' series Wisdom Tree, a collection of stories that explores family, belonging, yearning and human connections. In NoHo, we meet Charlie, a young boy who spends long periods living in California with his mum and his sister as she does the rounds of casting calls and agents, trying to get her lucky break into the movie business. Charlie's father is home in Australia, and the four live a strange, unreal sort of peripatetic lifestyle in between the two countries. This is another example of the many conforming to the needs of the one, as his sister's dream (and his mother's ambitions for her) play out. Fame is examined in a similar manner to Gotham (novella one) - the dedication of pursuing ambition, the capricious luck, the superficiality of appearance, the necessity of conveying an air of confidence. In a lovely well-rounded narrative, we meet again with Family #5, the anthropomorphic sculpture created by Natalie Landry in the second novella, Venice, and we are also introduced to the Tree of Life Trail, featuring the actual Wisdom Tree, also known as the Magical Tree or the Lonesome Pine. As with all the novellas in the series, NoHo explores the complicated relationships between parents and children, and about what does - and doesn't - make a family. As in each of the books, all is not what it at first appears, and hidden undercurrents run shallowly under the surface.
Another moving story, the final in the Wisdom Tree series of novellas, this one about Charlie and his sister Cassidy, living temporarily with their mother in Los Angeles so that 12 year old Cassidy can launch her career in the movies. I found this one the most emotionally wrenching, with Charlie's needs not so much neglected as downplayed while his mother and Cassidy are off attending workshops and auditions - even to the extent of being left by himself in an art gallery until after closing time, being looked after by the security guard. Yet Charlie is an accepting and generous-hearted child, and somehow you know that he won't hold any grudges about it, which makes it even more poignant. A story that stays with you, like all the others in this series.
The final in Nick Earls’ five novella Wisdom Tree series, “NoHo” tells the story of a Australian child protagonist, Charlie. While his sister Cassidy is taken to yet another aspiring child star audition, he is left at a gallery in North Hollywood to complete a school art project by correspondence. Like others in the collection it explores family, belonging, and human connections, but what makes it the best of the five is the way in which it also features previous themes and motifs, including reference to its Wisdom Tree title.
If ever there was a series of novellas to take your breath away the one going under the collective names of the Wisdom Tree by Nick Earls is it. NoHo is the fifth and final in the series and is about a young boy in Los Angeles with his mother and sister waiting for his sister to discovered, to become famous; again beautifully layered character development and observations of a young man waiting to be recognized by his family. Writing at its best. Do yourself a favour and buy the entire series - you'll want to keep them to read again.
Family #5 in the Wisdom Tree novella series. Charlie spends his time doing a distance ed assignment in an art gallery, waiting to be picked up by his mother who is busy orchestrating his sister Cassidy's Hollywood career. If they were a sculpture, the family's central focus is Cassidy.