Prodigals by Greg Jackson

Prodigals Stories Hardcover Mar 1 2016

By Greg Jackson
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Adrift in lives of possibility and limitation, the flawed, struggling and sympathetic characters of these desperate, eerie stories seek refuge from meaninglessness and boredom in love, art, friendship, drugs, and sex. A journalist is either the guest or captive of a reclusive former tennis star at his mansion in the French hills; a terrible storm forces a man and a woman, who may be his therapist, to flee New York together; the artistic ambitions of a banker are laid bare when he comes under the influence of two strange sisters. Unflinching, funny and profound, Prodigals maps the degradations of contemporary life - from the deification of celebrity, to the impotence of violence, to the psychological debts of privilege, to the loss of grand narratives - with unusual insight, sincerity, and passion. It is a fiercely honest and heartfelt look at what we have become, the comedy of our foibles, and our longing for home.

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Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date
Mar 1 2016
Language
English
ISBN-13
9780374238131
ISBN-10
0374238138
Weight
363g
Dimensions
147.0mm x 211.0mm