The Book Of Getting Even : A Novel
Son of a rabbi, budding astronomer Gabriel Geismar is on his way from youth to manhood in the 1970s when he falls in love with theÂ esteemed and beguiling Hundert family, different in every way from his own. Over the course of a decade-long dramaÂ unfolding in New Orleans, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and the Wisconsin countryside, Gabriel enters more and more passionately andÂ intimately into theÂ world of hisÂ elective clan, discovering at the inmost center that he alone must bear the full weight of their tragedies, past and present. Yet The Book of Getting Even is funny and robust, a novelÂ richÂ inÂ those fundamentals weÂ go to greatÂ fiction for:Â theÂ explorationÂ ofÂ what is hidden, the suddenÂ shocks, the feeling at lastÂ of life laid bare.
- Hardback | 176 pages
- 144.78 x 218.44 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
- 12 Jun 2008
- Steerforth Press
- Hanover, United States