Jill Eisenstadt

Jill Eisenstadt

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jill Eisenstadt (born June 15, 1963) is an American novelist, screenwriter, teacher and freelance journalist. Eisenstadt was born in Queens, New York and attended Bennington College, graduating in 1985. She was considered part of the 'Literary Brat Pack' whose members included Bret Easton Ellis, Jay McInerney, and Tama Janowitz. Like her contemporaries at Bennington, she sometimes wrote in a sparse minimalist style influenced by such writers as Raymond Carver and Joan Didion. Her first novel, From Rockaway, published by Knopf in 1987, was submitted as her MFA thesis while at Columbia University. The book is a coming-of-age tale about four teenagers from Rockaway Beach in Queens. The protagonist, Alex, escapes the working-class milieux with a scholarship to the fictional Camden College (a stand-in for Bennington) while her three friends work menial jobs and live in the now, spending summers lifeguarding and winters doing odd jobs. Eventually the foursome reunites at a beachside party and comes to terms with their diverging lives. From Rockaway was translated into six languages and optioned by film director Sydney Pollack.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135835564
  • 9786135835564