ASTRAL, THE A NOVEL

By: CHRISTENSEN, KATE

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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 apart-ment 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 fer-vent 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 sus-picions 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 oth-ers) 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.

Title: ASTRAL, THE A NOVEL

Author Name: CHRISTENSEN, KATE

Categories: Literature, Fiction, Short Story Collections and Author Bios,

ISBN Number: 0385530919

ISBN Number 13: 9780385530910

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 210332

Description: 2011 HB IN DJ 1ST/1ST W/#S [CHRISTENSEN, KATE] A NOVEL

Keywords: 2011 HB IN DJ 1ST/1ST W/#S,