This Is Our Youth

This Is Our Youth

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"This Is Our Youth," Kenneth Lonergan's lacerating look at affluent young Manhattanites of the 1980s, depicts two days in the lives of three college-age Upper West Siders who are from wealthy families but living in doped-up squalor. Dennis--with a famous painter father and social activist mother--is a small-time drug dealer and total mess. His hero-worshipping friend Warren has just impulsively stolen $15,000 from his father, an abusive lingerie tycoon. When Jessica, a mixed-up prep school girl, shows up for a date, Warren pulls out a wad of bills and takes her off, awkwardly, for a night of seduction. A wildly funny, bittersweet, and moving story, "This Is Our Youth "is as trenchant as it was upon its acclaimed premiere in more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 134.62 x 210.82 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1585670189
  • 9781585670185
  • 416,902

About Kenneth Lonergan

Kenneth Lonergan is a playwright, screenwriter, and director whose work for the stage includes "Lobby Hero "and "The Waverly Gallery." He is the writer and director of the acclaimed film "Margaret "and received Academy Award nominations for his screenplays for "You Can Count On Me "and "Gangs of New York. "show more

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  “In every respect, This Is Our Youth is as good as it gets.” —New York Daily News show more

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1,110 ratings
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2 7% (82)
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