Living in crumbling Brooklyn apartments, holding down jobs as actors and writers and eschewing the middle-class sensibilities of their parents, graduates of the prestigious Oberlin College, Lil, Beth, Sadie, Emily, Dave and Tal believe they can have it all.When the group come together to celebrate a marriage,anything seems possible. But soon the reality of rent, marriage and family will test them all. For this fortunate age can't last for ever, and the group must face adulthood, whether they are ready for it or not.Sprawling and richly drawn, A Fortunate Age traces the lives of the group during some of the most defining years of modern America – from the decadence of the dot com boom through to the sobering events of September 11 and the trailing years that followed – this brilliant, ambitious debut novel perfectly captures the hopes, anxieties and dreams of a generation.
A wonderful, funny and spot-on portrait of my clumsy generation that brings to mind such hallmarks as Mary McCarthy's The Group, Jay McInerney's Brightness Falls, and Claire Messud's The Emperor's Children Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story
A group of young graduates chase their dreams in the rapidly changing Brooklyn of the late 1990s, a compelling, deeply affecting story that captures a generation.
Auteur Joanna Rakoff
Karakteristieken ISBN A Fortunate Age. Type boekomslag: Paperback, Taalversie: Engels, Aantal pagina's: 512 pagina's. Breedte: 129 mm, Hoogte: 198 mm. Minimum bestelhoeveelheid: 1 stuk(s)
Product type Paperback
Maat 198 x 129 x 33 mm
Gewicht van product 352 g
Bezorgdatum: tussen dinsdag, 3. november en donderdag, 5. november
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