Named a best book of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Time, and The Chicago Tribune, and named a notable book by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post “Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.”—The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human moments in her work hit you harder than the big ideas. This isn't women's fiction. It's everyone's."—Entertainment Weekly (A) From Meg Wolitzer, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Female Persuasion, a novel that has been called "genius" (The Chicago Tribune), “wonderful” (Vanity Fair), "ambitious" (San Francisco Chronicle), and a “page-turner” (Cosmopolitan). 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.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-09 - Publisher: Penguin
Named a best book of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Time, and The Chicago Tribune, and named a notable book by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post “Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.”—The New York Times Book Review "A victory .
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-23 - Publisher: GWhizBooks.com
Did you know that The Interestings is a novel that revolves around the story of a group of teenagers from a summer camp. It follows their lives from their youth (1974) until adulthood? Or, did you know that the story focuses of the lives of a group of six young
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-15 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Explores representations of ‘high-functioning’ adult autism in autobiographical, scientific and fictional texts to demonstrate the value of Cultural Studies towards understanding autism as a subjective condition and social category.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-25 - Publisher: Penguin
The early novel that established Meg Wolitzer’s career, later made into Nora Ephron’s first film as a director. The third book by New York Times-bestselling author Meg Wolitzer (originally published as This Is Your Life), a smart, witty and perceptive novel about the daughters of a female stand-up comic who
Authors: Garrett O'Doherty, Jill Carter, Annabel Charles, Margaret Graham
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-23 - Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children
Developed in partnership with OCR, OCR GCSE English Language offers teachers and students a fresh approach to the 2015 OCR GCSE English Language specification. Using a thematic approach, this Student Book combines skills development with exam preparation and supports students of all abilities.