Speedboat

Speedboat

Simultaneously novel, memoir, commonplace book, confession, and critique, It is the story of every man and woman cursed with too much consciousness and too little comprehension.

Above all though, it is the story of Jen Fain, a journalist negotiating the fraught landscape of contemporary urban America. Party guests, taxi drivers, brownstone dwellers, professors, journalists, presidents, and debutantes fill these dispatches from the world as Jen finds it.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 6th May 2021

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781474615877

Reviews

One of the more penetrating and oddly hypnotizing books I know; reading it is like being in a snowstorm. ...If all you get from SPEEDBOAT is a shudder of pleasure and self-recognition, you are probably not reading deeply enough. Welcome Back, Renata Adler
Meghan O'Rourke, THE NEW YORKER
I was in love and then I wasn't, and sometime during the drifting gray interim I was told by a bookseller friend to read SPEEDBOAT, a novel that had long been out of print but was absolutely, he insisted, worth the trouble of the search. ... My friend was correct, as booksellers usually are; it was as though the novel had outstretched arms and I fell in
Anna Weiner, PARIS REVIEW
Adler is page by page, line by line, and without interruption, brilliant
Miranda Popkey, NEW YORK OBSERVER
SPEEDBOAT is dazzling ...line for line and sentence for sentence, it seems to me thrilling. ... observant, funny, urban
Matthew Spektor, THE BELIEVER
The kind of book you buy multiple copies of to push on friends, the kind you dog-ear and mark up until it could line a hamster cage. It will literally knock your socks off. Read it
CHICAGO TRIBUNE