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Among the Ten Thousand Things [electronic resource]
Among the Ten Thousand Things [electronic resource]
Pierpont, Julia2015
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Among the Ten-Thousand Things chronicles the breakup of a family in contemporary New York following a devastating extra-marital affair. Jack is a sculptor — charming and vain, visionary and vulnerable in equal measure — whose controversial work wins him attention from a young admirer. When Jack’s spurned lover sends his wife Deb a box of their correspondence to their apartment (and after it is accidentally intercepted by their children), Deb takes refuge with nine-year-old Kay and eleven-year-old Simon on Rhode Island where they become embroiled with a local family that hauntingly reflects their own.At once a mordant moral vision of modern family life and an ironic dissection of our self-deceptions, Julia Pierpont’s first novel is reminiscent of Jonathan Franzen and Jonathan Dee’s blistering portraits of post 9/11 American family life.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Oneworld Publications, 2015
Collation:
1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9781780747644
Language:
English
BRN:
2756493
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