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A Weekend in New York - Benjamin Markobits - Signed 1st Edition

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Signed 1st edition, in fine condition, dustjacket unclipped. Signed on title page with date and place.


'What are you feeling so anxious about? I'm the guy who has to go out there and lose.''That's what I don't like. That's what you don't realise. It's harder on the rest of us.''I'm sure it must be,' he said. Tolstoy claimed: 'All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way'. But what if the happy families are actually the most unusual of all? Paul Essinger is a mid-ranking tennis professional on the ATP tour. His girlfriend Dana is an ex-model and photographer, and the mother of their two-year-old son, Cal. Together they form a tableau of the contented upper-middle-class New York family. But summer storms are blowing through Manhattan, and Paul's parents have come to stay in the build-up to the US Open. Over the course of the weekend, several generations of domestic tension are brought to boiling point . . . What does it mean to be a family? To be an individual? And how do we deal with the responsibilities these roles impose upon us? A Weekend In New York intertwines the politics of the household and the state to forge a luminous national portrait on a deceptively local scale. Recalling some of America's most celebrated novelists - this is John Updike's Rabbit for a new generation - Benjamin Markovits' writing reminds us of the heights that social realism can reach.

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Author(s):
Markovits, Benjamin
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2018
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571338054
ISBN-13:
9780571338054
Number of pages:
346
Publisher:
Faber & Faber

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Signed 1st edition, in fine condition, dustjacket unclipped. Signed on title page with date and place.


'What are you feeling so anxious about? I'm the guy who has to go out there and lose.''That's what I don't like. That's what you don't realise. It's harder on the rest of us.''I'm sure it must be,' he said. Tolstoy claimed: 'All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way'. But what if the happy families are actually the most unusual of all? Paul Essinger is a mid-ranking tennis professional on the ATP tour. His girlfriend Dana is an ex-model and photographer, and the mother of their two-year-old son, Cal. Together they form a tableau of the contented upper-middle-class New York family. But summer storms are blowing through Manhattan, and Paul's parents have come to stay in the build-up to the US Open. Over the course of the weekend, several generations of domestic tension are brought to boiling point . . . What does it mean to be a family? To be an individual? And how do we deal with the responsibilities these roles impose upon us? A Weekend In New York intertwines the politics of the household and the state to forge a luminous national portrait on a deceptively local scale. Recalling some of America's most celebrated novelists - this is John Updike's Rabbit for a new generation - Benjamin Markovits' writing reminds us of the heights that social realism can reach.

Author(s):
Markovits, Benjamin
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2018
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571338054
ISBN-13:
9780571338054
Number of pages:
346
Publisher:
Faber & Faber

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