A Fortunate Age by Joanna Smith Rakoff

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  • E-book Title: A Fortunate Age
  • Author: Joanna Smith Rakoff
  • Category: Fiction
  • Date: April 2009
  • Lenguage: English
  • Epub Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 141659633X

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Like The Group , Mary McCarthy’s basic story about coming of age in New York, Joanna Smith Rakoff ‘s richly drawn and immensely satisfying first novel particulars the lives of a gaggle of Oberlin graduates whose ambitions and friendships threaten to unravel as they chase their desires, shed their youth, and construct their lives in Brooklyn through the late 1990s and the flip of the twenty-first century. There’s Lil, a would-be scholar whose marriage to an egotistical author initially brings the group again collectively (and in the end drives it aside); Beth, who struggles to let go of her previous beau Dave, a onetime piano prodigy trapped by his personal insecurity; Emily, an actor perpetually on the verge of success — and hunger — who grapples together with her jealousy of Tal, whose performing profession has taken off. At the middle of their orbit is wry, charismatic Sadie Peregrine, who coolly observes her buddies’ errors however cannot fairly handle to keep away from making her personal. As they start their careers, marry, and have kids, they need to navigate the shifting dynamics of their friendships and of the world round them. Set in opposition to the backdrop of the huge financial and political modifications of the period — from the decadent age of dot-com millionaires to the sobering post-September 2001 panorama — Smith Rakoff’s deeply affecting characters and incisive social commentary are paying homage to the good Victorian novels. This sensible and impressive debut captures a technology and heralds the arrival of a daring and essential new author

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