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Apartment (Hardcover)

| Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA | 2/25/2020

ISBN-10 : 1635574005   ISBN-13 : 9781635574005   List Price : $26.00

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Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by Vogue, The Boston Globe, and The Millions
Longlisted for the 2020 Simpson / Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize

"Draftsmanlike precision...it leaves one feeling vaguely ill, in the best way possible. A near-anthropological study of male insecurity." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


From the award-winning author of Loner and The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, a powerful novel about loneliness and friendship, gender and sexuality, and the political schisms that dominate our times.

In 1996, the unnamed narrator of Teddy Wayne's Apartment is attending the MFA writing program at Columbia on his father's dime and living in an illegal sublet of a rent-stabilized apartment. Feeling guilty about his good fortune, he offers his spare bedroom--rent-free--to Billy, a talented, charismatic classmate from the Midwest eking out a hand-to-mouth existence in Manhattan.

The narrator's rapport with Billy develops into the friendship he's never had due to a lifetime of holding people at arm's length, hovering at the periphery, feeling "fundamentally defective." But their living arrangement, not to mention their radically different upbringings, breeds tensions neither man could predict. Interrogating the origins of our contemporary political divide and its ties to masculinity and class, Apartment is a gutting portrait of one of New York's many lost, disconnected souls by a writer with an uncommon aptitude for embodying them.

"The rare page-turner that always maintains its dignity as a moving portrait of loneliness and longing." -Joshua Ferris, author of Then We Came to the End

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 1635574005
  • ISBN-13: 9781635574005
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 5.51 (h) x 0.00 (d)
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