Galley Sweepstakes

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Enter for a chance to win an advance reading copy of The Interestingsby Meg Wolitzer (25 galleys available as ARCs, 25 available as eGalleys on NetGalley)

From bestselling author Meg Wolitzer a dazzling, panoramic novel about what becomes of early talent, and the roles that art, money, and even envy can play in close friendships.

The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge.

The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules's now-married best friends, become shockingly successful—true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken.

Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.

Sign up for the chance to win one of fifty (50) advance reading copies (one of twenty five (25) print galleys or one of twenty five (25) e-galleys )of The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer (Approximate Retail Value = $5.00).

No purchase necessary.

Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older.

Sweepstakes begins February 7, 2013. Entries must be received no later than February 11, 2013, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time.

Winners will be selected on or about February 18, 2013.

Void where prohibited by law.

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Official Rules for the
The Interestings Galley Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older.

How to Enter:

  1. To enter the The Interestings Galley Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes"), review these Official Rules and fill out the online entry form, including your first and last name, mailing address, email address, company name (if applicable) and preferred format of prize, if chosen. Entry for Sweepstakes begins February 7, 2013. Entries may be sent via this website only and must be received no later than February 11, 2013, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time. Limit one entry per person. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry will be the computer servers of IMPRINT, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. ("Sponsor"). Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of receipt. Only online entries will be accepted.
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Winners:

  1. From all eligible entries received, twenty five (25) print galley winners and twenty five (25) e-galley winners will be chosen in a random drawing held on or about February 18, 2013 by Sponsor, whose decisions concerning all matters related to this Sweepstakes are final and binding.
  2. The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

Prizes:

  1. There are fifty advance reading copies (twenty five (25) print galleys and twenty five (25) e-galleys) of The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer to be awarded (Approximate Retail Value = $5.00).
  2. Entrants selected to win print galleys will receive them via postal mail, and those selected to win e-galleys will be notified via an email containing a link to access the Netgalley file. Once they receive the email, e-galley winners will have fifty-five (55) days to download the galley before their access to it expires.
  3. In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.

Eligibility:

This Sweepstakes is open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older. Employees of Sponsor and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates or other parties in anyway involved in the development, production, or distribution of this Sweepstakes, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited by law. All state and local restrictions apply.

General:

  1. No substitutions, transfers or assignments of prizes allowed. In the event of unavailability, Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
  2. All expenses, including taxes (if any), related to receipt and use of prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners.
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  5. By competing in this Sweepstakes and/or accepting a prize, entrants release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies, or the agencies of any of them and the authors and/or editors of any books promoted hereby from any and all liability for any loss, harm, injuries, damages, cost or expense arising out of or relating to participation in this Sweepstakes or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.
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Winners List:

To receive a copy of the winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by August 18, 2013 to Riverhead Marketing, 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014, Attention: The Interestings Galley Sweepstakes Winners List.

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