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Brother Of The More Famous Jack - Barbara Trapido

Brother Of The More Famous Jack

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Published: 11th November 2014
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Back in print, the debut novel that redefined the coming-of-age genre, now with an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Maria Semple.

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"An unpretentious and very funny book . . . A complex and highly polished work . . . . Barbara Trapido has that rare ability to make her characters respond to small misfortunes and irritations exactly as people do." --New York Times

"A staggeringly competant first novel." --Boston Globe

"I've given . . . Brother of the More Famous Jack to dozens of people, and like me, they fall rapturously in love with Trapido's breezy, raunchy and unsentimental style." --Maria Semple, The New York Times

"Funny, charming, teeming with life, and real." --Nick Hornby, Esquire

"This is a first novel . . . but if established writers could get this good on the seventh try, readers would be the richer for it. . . . Lovely." --USA Today

"If you've been looking for a modern love story that shines with off-beat charm and sprightly intelligence--not to mention elegance of style--take heart. . . . This brief account cannot do justice to the wry, civilized tone and understated wit that lights up Trapido's writing." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Why did it take me so long to discover the singular joys of Barbara Trapido's novels? Why, for so many years, had I missed these witty, soulful, heartbreaking, expansive, brilliant tales? What have I been wasting my time doing? Reading books that AREN'T perfect? Never again! Since finally discovering Trapido in 2012, I have become a literary evangelist on her behalf. On account of my badgering, all my friends now love her, too. I won't rest until everyone in America has read (and fallen in love with) this fabulous author." --Elizabeth Gilbert An unpretentious and very funny book . . . A complex and highly polished work . . . . Barbara Trapido has that rare ability to make her characters respond to small misfortunes and irritations exactly as people do. "New York Times"

A staggeringly competant first novel. "Boston Globe"

I've given . . . "Brother of the More Famous Jack" to dozens of people, and like me, they fall rapturously in love with Trapido's breezy, raunchy and unsentimental style. "Maria Semple, The New York Times"

Funny, charming, teeming with life, and real. "Nick Hornby, Esquire"

This is a first novel . . . but if established writers could get this good on the seventh try, readers would be the richer for it. . . . Lovely. "USA Today"

If you've been looking for a modern love story that shines with off-beat charm and sprightly intelligence--not to mention elegance of style--take heart. . . . This brief account cannot do justice to the wry, civilized tone and understated wit that lights up Trapido's writing. "San Francisco Chronicle"

Why did it take me so long to discover the singular joys of Barbara Trapido's novels? Why, for so many years, had I missed these witty, soulful, heartbreaking, expansive, brilliant tales? What have I been wasting my time doing? Reading books that AREN'T perfect? Never again! Since finally discovering Trapido in 2012, I have become a literary evangelist on her behalf. On account of my badgering, all my friends now love her, too. I won't rest until everyone in America has read (and fallen in love with) this fabulous author. "Elizabeth Gilbert"" "Why did it take me so long to discover the singular joys of Barbara Trapido's novels? Why, for so many years, had I missed these witty, soulful, heartbreaking, expansive, brilliant tales? What have I been wasting my time doing? Reading books that AREN'T perfect? Never again! Since finally discovering Trapido in 2012, I have become a literary evangelist on her behalf. On account of my badgering, all my friends now love her, too. I won't rest until everyone in America has read (and fallen in love with) this fabulous author." --Elizabeth Gilbert "An unpretentious and very funny book . . . A complex and highly polished work . . . . Barbara Trapido has that rare ability to make her characters respond to small misfortunes and irritations exactly as people do." --"New York Times""A staggeringly competant first novel." --"Boston Globe""I've given . . . "Brother of the More Famous Jack" to dozens of people, and like me, they fall rapturously in love with Trapido's breezy, raunchy and unsentimental style." --Maria Semple, "The New York Times"

"Funny, charming, teeming with life, and real." --Nick Hornby, "Esquire"

"This is a first novel . . . but if established writers could get this good on the seventh try, readers would be the richer for it. . . . Lovely." --"USA Today " "If you've been looking for a modern love story that shines with off-beat charm and sprightly intelligence--not to mention elegance of style--take heart. . . . This brief account cannot do justice to the wry, civilized tone and understated wit that lights up Trapido's writing." --"San Francisco Chronicle"

ISBN: 9781620407226
ISBN-10: 1620407221
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 11th November 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1