Cleanness

Product Number: EB00759979
Released: Jan 14, 2020
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374718145
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In the highly anticipated follow-up to his beloved debut, What Belongs to You, Garth Greenwell expands his exploration of foreignness, obligation, and desire Sofia, Bulgaria, a landlocked city in southern Europe, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. Soviet buildings crumble, wind scatters sand from the far south, and political protesters flood the streets with song. In this atmosphere of disquiet, an American teacher navigates a life transformed by the discovery and loss of love. As he prepares to leave the place he's come to call home, he grapples with the intimate encounters that have marked his years abroad, each bearing uncanny reminders of his past. A queer student's confession recalls his own first love, a stranger's seduction devolves into paternal sadism, and a romance with a younger man opens, and heals, old wounds. Each echo reveals startling insights about what it means to seek connection: with those we love, with the places we inhabit, and with our own fugitive selves. Cleanness revisits and expands the world of Garth Greenwell's beloved debut, What Belongs to You, declared "an instant classic" by The New York Times Book Review. In exacting, elegant prose, he transcribes the strange dialects of desire, cementing his stature as one of our most vital living writers.

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Author(s): Garth Greenwell
Original Publish Date: Jan 14, 2020

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Author(s): Garth Greenwell
Narrator(s): Garth Greenwell
Product Number Z100154144
Released: Jan 14, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781250261663

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