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Running

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From the critically acclaimed author of Be Safe I Love You comes a dark and breathtaking novel of love, friendship, and survival set in the red light district of Athens in the 1980s that Garth Greenwall calls "a ferocious, brilliant book." Running brings together an ensemble of outsiders who get by as "runners"--hustlers who sell tourists on low-end accommodations for a small commission and a place to stay. Bridey Sullivan, a young American woman who has fled a peculiar and traumatic upbringing in Washington State, takes up with a queer British couple, the poet Milo Rollack and Eton drop-out Jasper Lethe. Slipping in and out of homelessness, addiction, and under-the-table jobs, they create their own kind of family as they struggle to survive. Jasper's madness and consequent death frame a narrative of emotional intensity. In its midst this trio become linked to an act of terrorism. The group then splinters, taking us from Athens to the cliffs of the Mediterranean, and to modern-day New York. Whether in the red light district of Athens or in the world of fire jumpers in the Pacific Northwest, we are always in a space of gorgeously wrought otherness. Running shows novelist Cara Hoffman to be writing at the peak of her craft.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 271 pages
  • 130 x 234 x 25mm | 408g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • United States
  • English
  • 1476757577
  • 9781476757575
  • 832,335

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-Explores the lingering echoes of our young, passionate friendships through time.- --Newsweekshow more

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110 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 23% (25)
4 42% (46)
3 23% (25)
2 10% (11)
1 3% (3)
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