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The Interestings: A Novel

The Interestings: A Novel by  Meg Wolitzer - Paperback - from Off The Shelf LLC (SKU: 4WILKM007OQF)
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The Interestings: A Novel

by Wolitzer, Meg

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ISBN 13
9781594632341
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UsedGood. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May NOT include discs, access code or other supplemental materials.

Synopsis

“Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.”— The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human moments in her work hit you harder than the big ideas. This isn't women's fiction. It's everyone's."— Entertainment Weekly (A) From New York Times –bestselling author Meg Wolitzer comes a new novel that has been called "genius" ( The Chicago Tribune ), “wonderful” ( Vanity Fair ), "ambitious" ( San Francisco Chronicle ), and a “page-turner” ( Cosmopolitan ), which The New York Times Book Review  says is "among the ranks of books like Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom and Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot ." The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings , Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules’s now-married best friends, become shockingly successful—true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken. Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.

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Off The Shelf LLC US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
4WILKM007OQF
Title
The Interestings: A Novel
Author
Wolitzer, Meg
Book condition
UsedGood
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1594632340
ISBN 13
9781594632341
Publisher
Riverhead Trade
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
2014-03-25

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