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Publisher Description

“Eleanor Henderson is in possession of an enormous talent which she has matched up with skill, ambition, and a fierce imagination.  The resulting novel, Ten Thousand Saints, is the best thing I’ve read in a long time.”
—Ann Patchett, bestselling author of Bel Canto and State of Wonder

A sweeping, multigenerational drama, set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City during the late 1980s, Ten Thousand Saints triumphantly heralds the arrival a remarkable new writer. Eleanor Henderson  makes a truly stunning debut with a novel that is part coming of age, part coming to terms, immediately joining the ranks of The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud and Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude. Adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all major elements in this heart-aching tale of the son of diehard hippies and his strange odyssey through the extremes of late 20th century youth culture.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
June 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

katielder ,

Engaging story

Very good. Sad and sweet and honest.

AGL1980 ,

Great book

I hesitated when I saw the first couple of reviews, but I'm glad I listened to my own instincts. This book is great and I will highly recommend it to everyone.

Tkeith1 ,

Fantastic

Being a student at Ithaca college (home to the author), I was required to read this book. This book is easily the best book I've ever read, and it has twists and turns that keep you reading and attached to the characters. If you enjoy any sort of reading, this is a must buy. You won't be sorry purchasing this book. I guarantee a great read.

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