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Netherland

Author: Joseph O'Neill
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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In a New York City made phantasmagorical by the events of 9/11, Hans -- a banker originally from the Netherlands -- finds himself marooned among the strange occupants of the Chelsea Hotel after his English wife and son return to London. Alone and untethered, feeling lost in the country he had come to regard as home, Hans stumbles upon the vibrant New York subculture of cricket, where he revisits his lost childhood  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Belletristische Darstellung
Fiction
Miscellaneous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph O'Neill
ISBN: 9780307377043 0307377040
OCLC Number: 165478683
Awards: PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, 2009.
Description: 256 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Joseph O'Neill.

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In a New York City made phantasmagorical by the events of 9/11, Hans -- a banker originally from the Netherlands -- finds himself marooned among the strange occupants of the Chelsea Hotel after his English wife and son return to London. Alone and untethered, feeling lost in the country he had come to regard as home, Hans stumbles upon the vibrant New York subculture of cricket, where he revisits his lost childhood and, thanks to a friendship with a charismatic and charming Trinidadian named Chuck Ramkissoon, begins to reconnect with his life and his adopted country.--From publisher description.

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by AnnetteDunlea (WorldCat user published 2009-05-28) Excellent Permalink

Netherland by Joseph O'Neill is now in paperback. Its ISBN is 007275706 and it is published by Harper. It is a complex book with long sentences balanced with elegant prose. It has many intellectual contemplations and it is indeed a great literary novel. Some readers will find its jumping back and...
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