All the Sad Young Literary Men

All the Sad Young Literary Men

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143114772
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

A novel of love, sadness, wasted youth, and literary and intellectual ambition-”a wincingly funny debut” (Vogue)

Keith Gessen is a Brave and trenchant new literary voice. Known as an award-winning translator of Russian and a book reviewer for publications including The New Yorker and The New York Times, Gessen makes his debut with this critically acclaimed novel, a charming yet scathing portrait of young adulthood at the opening of the twenty-first century. The novel charts the lives of Sam, Mark, and Keith as they overthink their college years, underthink their love lives, and struggle to find a semblance of maturity, responsibility, and even literary fame.

Praise

“Gessen proves himself not only a capable observer but a natural novelist with a warm gun . . . [and] a nice comic sureness. . . . Gessen’s style is good-natured and ripe enough to allow a satisfying sweetness to exist in these characters.”
-The New York Times Book Review

“Cruelty and affection and erudition and innocence are so perfectly balanced in these stories, they almost make me wish I were young again.”
-Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections and The Discomfort Zone

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