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The Astral : a novel
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Published:
New York : Doubleday, 2011.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
311 p ; 22 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Fiction
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Southeast - Adult Fiction
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Description
From the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of The Great Man , a scintillating novel of love, loss, and literary rivalry set in rapidly changing Brooklyn. The Astral is a huge rose-colored old pile of an apart­ment building in the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For decades it was the happy home (or so he thought) of the poet Harry Quirk and his wife, Luz, a nurse, and of their two children: Karina, now a fer­vent freegan, and Hector, now in the clutches of a cultish Christian community. But Luz has found (and destroyed) some poems of Harry's that ignite her long-simmering sus­picions of infidelity, and he's been summarily kicked out. He now has to reckon with the consequence of his literary, marital, financial, and parental failures (and perhaps oth­ers) and find his way forward--and back into Luz's good graces. Harry Quirk is, in short, a loser, living small and low in the water. But touched by Kate Christensen's novelistic grace and acute perception, his floundering attempts to reach higher ground and forge a new life for himself become funny, bittersweet, and terrifically moving. She knows what secrets lurk in the hearts of men--and she turns them into literary art of the highest order.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385530910, 0385530919
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APA Citation (style guide)

Christensen, K. (2011). The Astral: a novel. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Christensen, Kate, 1962-. 2011. The Astral: A Novel. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Christensen, Kate, 1962-, The Astral: A Novel. New York: Doubleday, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Christensen, Kate. The Astral: A Novel. New York: Doubleday, 2011. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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