Book Details...

Click to enlarge

Among the Ten Thousand Things

Author: Pierpont, Julia

Publisher: Random House

List Price:$26.00
Our Price:$7.99 (69% OFF) USD


Among the Ten Thousand Things : Jack Shanley is a well-known New York artist, charming and vain, who doesn't mean to plunge his family into crisis. His wife, Deb, gladly left behind a difficult career as a dancer to raise the two children she adores. In the ensuing years, she has mostly avoided coming face-to-face with the weaknesses of the man she married. But then an anonymously sent package arrives in the mail: a cardboard box containing sheaves of printed emails chronicling Jack's secret life. The package is addressed to Deb, but it's delivered into the wrong hands: her children's.

With this vertiginous opening begins a debut that is by turns funny, wise, and indescribably moving. As the Shanleys spin apart into separate orbits, leaving New York in an attempt to regain their bearings, fifteen-year-old Simon feels the allure of adult freedoms for the first time, while eleven-year-old Kay wanders precariously into a grown-up world she can't possibly understand. Writing with extraordinary precision, humor, and beauty, Julia Pierpont has crafted a timeless, hugely enjoyable novel about the bonds of family life--their brittleness, and their resilience.

Category   Subject
Fiction   General
Fiction   Psychological

ISBN 13:9780812995220
ISBN 10:0812995228
Size:8.59" l x 5.79" w x 1.33" h
Grade Lvl:

Customers who bought this also bought...