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Among the Ten-Thousand Things

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SKU VRT-6399 ISBN 9781780747637 Author

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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 accidently 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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