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Among the Ten Thousand Things
Author: Julia Pierpont

ISBN: 9781780748306
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 27 April 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.7
A dazzling, smart summer read from one of America's most exciting young writers.

Jack Shanley is a well-known New York artist, charming and vain, who doesn't mean to plunge his family into crisis. His wife, Deb, gladly left behind a difficult career as a dancer to raise the two children she adores. In the ensuing years, she has mostly avoided coming face-to-face with the weaknesses of the man she married. But then an anonymously sent package arrives in the mail: a cardboard box containing sheaves of printed emails chronicling Jack's secret life. The package is addressed to Deb, but it's delivered into the wrong hands: her children's.

With this vertiginous opening begins a debut that is by turns funny, wise, and indescribably moving. Writing with extraordinary precision, humour, and beauty, Julia Pierpont has crafted a timeless novel about the bonds of family life - their brittleness, and their resilience.

About the Author

Julia Pierpont is a graduate of the NYU Creative Writing Program, where she received the Rona Jaffe Foundation Graduate ...

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