Restoration Heights

Restoration Heights A debut novel about a young artist a missing woman and the tendrils of wealth and power that link the art scene in Brooklyn to Manhattan s elite for fans of Jonathan Lethem and Richard PriceReddick

  • Title: Restoration Heights
  • Author: Wil Medearis
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  • Page: 254
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  • A debut novel about a young artist, a missing woman, and the tendrils of wealth and power that link the art scene in Brooklyn to Manhattan s elite, for fans of Jonathan Lethem and Richard PriceReddick, a young, white artist, lives in Bedford Stuyvesant, a historically black Brooklyn neighborhood besieged by gentrification He makes rent as an art handler, hanging expensive A debut novel about a young artist, a missing woman, and the tendrils of wealth and power that link the art scene in Brooklyn to Manhattan s elite, for fans of Jonathan Lethem and Richard PriceReddick, a young, white artist, lives in Bedford Stuyvesant, a historically black Brooklyn neighborhood besieged by gentrification He makes rent as an art handler, hanging expensive works for Manhattan s one percent, and spends his free time playing basketball at the local Y rather than putting energy into his stagnating career He is also the last person to see Hannah before she disappears.When Hannah s fiance, scion to an old money Upper East Side family, refuses to call the police, Reddick sets out to learn for himself what happened to her The search gives him a sense of purpose, pulling him through a dramatic cross section of the city he never knew existed The truth of Hannah s fate is buried at the heart of a many layered mystery that, in its unraveling, shakes Reddick s convictions and lays bare the complicated machinations of money and power that connect the magisterial town houses of the Upper East Side to the unassuming brownstones of Bed Stuy Restoration Heights is both a page turning mystery and an in depth study of the psychological fallout and deep racial tensions that result from economic inequality and unrestricted urban development In lyrical, addictive prose, Wil Medearis asks the question In a ci

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    • 3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley and Hanover Square Press for allowing me to read and review this ARC Publication Feb 1, 2019 Hannah is missing Reddick was the last one to see her This sits very heavy on his heart and mind It consumes him They are virtually strangers He has let his own faltering career decline, he loses his job, he begins to lose friends He is consumed with the disappearance of Hannah He must find her Is she buried under the new urban high rise being built Just who is t 3.5 stars T [...]


    • A compelling mystery peppered with a generous amount of social issues and art This was a well crafted debut that really dissected the social issues impacting New York City Full disclosure I do not live in New York, I have never been to New York, I probably will never go to New York, I live on the other side of the country in good old southern California where we have our own set of issues obviously we have a lot of the same social and racial issues, we are also a melting pot, however the A compe [...]



    • Restoration Heights is a mystery novel that is of interest to anyone who has ever wanted to help someone In his debut mystery novel Wil Medearis introduces us to Reddick, a young white artist turned detective in a historical black Brooklyn neighbourhood Reddick s imagination leads him in many directions when he decides against everyone s advice to help a young woman he believes has been kidnapped and possibly murdered.Reddick is an unfulfilled artist who works crating and moving other people s R [...]


    • This was a hard book for me to get through because I just couldn t get into it I appreciated the narrative on race relations and Reddick s relationship to the city and the mystery was sort of interesting, but it felt like two completely different stories I would forget what was happening with the mystery while I was slogging through something like Reddick playing basketball Also, I ve never been to New York City and it felt like some things relied heavily on having some sort of background kno Th [...]


    • Reddick worked as an art handler and spent his free time playing basketball at the Y, ignored his own painting career On a winter s night in his Brooklyn neighborhood Bedford Stuyvesan, a young blond woman, drunk, followed Reddick into an alley and invited him to kiss her He declined, offering instead to get her a ride home Before he could call a car, she disappeared into his apartment building, apparently returning to a party that she d momentarily escaped The next day, he mined the story f Red [...]


    • For the past ten years there have been many novels written about the encroaching gentrification of formerly run down New York neighborhoods, with varying results Mostly they concern residents who were holdovers from an earlier day when the area rents were affordable, and their efforts to hold onto their homes, realizing their days under rent control were numbered and they d be hard put to find a new place Wil Medaris has kicked it up a notch by throwing in a mystery Reddick, his protagonist w Fo [...]


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