Want Not

Product Number: EB00077405
Released: Nov 05, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780544114630
Publisher: Mariner Books
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A New York Times Notable Book "A wonderful book, and there's no one I would not urge to read it...?his is the work of a fluid, confident and profoundly talented writer who gets more fluid, more confident and seemingly more talented even within the book itself." -Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review A highly inventive and corrosively funny story of our times, Want Not exposes three different worlds in various states of disrepair-a young freegan couple living off the grid in New York City; a once-prominent linguist, sacked at midlife by the dissolution of his marriage and his father's losing battle with Alzheimer's; and a self-made debt-collecting magnate, whose brute talent for squeezing money out of unlikely places has yielded him a royal existence, trophy wife included. Want and desire propel these characters forward toward something, anything, more, until their worlds collide, briefly, randomly, yet irrevocably, in a shattering ending that will haunt readers long after the last page is turned. "Shrewd, funny, and sometimes devastating...?hat Want Not does best, though, isn't plotting but portraits of humanity: the small epiphanies and private hurts of every person whose life, like the detritus they produce, is as beautifully mundane and unique as a fingerprint." -Entertainment Weekly "An impassioned work of fiction." -Dallas Morning News

Author(s): Jonathan Miles
Original Publish Date: Nov 05, 2013

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