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Triburbia

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Karl Taro Greenfeld, author of the acclaimed memoir Boy Alone, delivers a stylish first novel about a group of families in a fashionable Manhattan neighborhood wrestling with the dark realities of their lives.

A book reminiscent of Tom Rachman's The Imperfectionists and Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad, Greenfeld's Triburbia is a bold literary tour de force in which the author renders New York City's vibrant and affluent Tribeca neighborhood as a living breathing, character, much like Armistead Maupin did with San Francisco in his acclaimed Tales of the City. Winner of the PEN/O Henry Prize, Greenfeld dazzles as a debut novelist, marking the beginning of a brilliant career in long-form literary fiction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 253 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062132407
  • 9780062132406
  • 1,374,606

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"Set on the streets of Manhattan's Tribeca as it transforms from an artist's haven to a place for yuppies and their children, Triburbia showcases Karl Taro Greenfeld's exceptional talent as both a storyteller and satirist."--Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief
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Thrown together by circumstance, six fathers--a sound engineer, a sculptor, a film producer, a chef, a memoirist, a gangster--meet each morning at a local Tribeca coffee shop after walking their children to their exclusive school. Over the course of a single school year, we are privy to their secrets, passions, and hopes, and learn of their dreams deferred as they confront harsh realities about ambition, wealth, and sex. And we meet their wives and children, who together with these men are discovering the hard truths and welcome surprises that accompany family, marriage, and real estate at midlife.

Fascinatingly layered and multidimensional, these linked stories, arranged like puzzle pieces, create a powerful portrait of unlikely friends and their neighborhood in transition. Striking chords that range from haunting and heartbreaking to darkly funny and deeply poignant, Triburbia marks the start of a brilliant literary career.
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