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A Fortunate Age

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A Fortunate Age by Joanna Smith Rakoff
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Instantly compelling and immensely satisfying, A Fortunate Age details the lives of a group of Oberlin graduates whose ambitions and friendships threaten to unravel as they chase their dreams, shed their youth, and build their lives in Brooklyn during the late 1990s. There's Lil, a would-be scholar whose wedding brings the group back together; Beth, who struggles to let go of her old beau Dave, a onetime piano prodigy trapped by his own insecurity; and Emily, an actor perpetually on the verge of success-- and starvation--who grapples with her jealousy of Tal, whose acting career has taken off. At the center of their orbit is wry, charismatic Sadie Peregrine, who coolly observes her friends' mistakes but can't quite manage to avoid making her own. As they begin their careers, marry, and have children, they must navigate the shifting dynamics of their friendships and of the world around them--from the decadent age of dot-com millionaires to the sobering post-September 2001 landscape. Smith Rakoff's deeply affecting characters capture a generation.
Release date Australia
February 16th, 2010
Imprint
Scribner Book Company
Pages
399
Dimensions
162x220x26
ISBN-13
9781416590804
Product ID
3866788

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