Poor George: A Novel

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Publisher Description

"The best first novel I've read in quite a long time…A merciless uncovering of the exurban wastelands of the spirit." —New York Review of Books

Poor George gives us George Mecklin, a restless, soft-spoken teacher at a private school in Manhattan. Depressed by his life of vague moral purpose, George discovers a local adolescent named Ernest breaking into his house. Rather than hand the boy over to the police, as his nagging wife insists, George instead decides to tutor him. His life consequently implodes. Filled with vividly acid portrayals of American life in the 1960s, prescient explorations of suburban anomie, and a riotously disturbing cast of supporting characters, Poor George is a classic American novel—further reminder of Paula Fox’s astonishing literary gifts.

With an introduction by Jonathan Lethem.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
June 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
230
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
900.5
KB

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