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Among the Ten-Thousand Things

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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. Brimming with lyricism and emotional intelligence, Among the Ten-Thousand Things is an astonishingly original and sure-footed debut that reflects our world back to us with extraordinary force.


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Publisher: Oneworld Publications

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781780747644
  • File size: 759 KB
  • Release date: August 17, 2015

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781780747644
  • File size: 759 KB
  • Release date: August 17, 2015

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OverDrive Read
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subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

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. Brimming with lyricism and emotional intelligence, Among the Ten-Thousand Things is an astonishingly original and sure-footed debut that reflects our world back to us with extraordinary force.


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