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Author: Brandon Taylor
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A novel of rare emotional power that excavates the social intricacies of a late-summer weekend -- and a lifetime of buried pain. Almost everything about Wallace, an introverted African-American transplant from Alabama, is at odds with the lakeside Midwestern university town where he is working toward a biochem degree. For reasons of self-preservation, Wallace has enforced a wary distance even within his own circle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans.0
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Novels
Gay fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taylor, Brandon (Brandon L. G.), author.
Real life.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2020
(DLC) 2019022439
(OCoLC)1103536954
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brandon Taylor
ISBN: 9780525538882 0525538887 9780525538899 0525538895
OCLC Number: 1089003021
Notes: The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
Awards: Short-listed for Booker Prize 2020
Long-listed for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 2020
Short-listed for Paul Torday Memorial Prize 2021 (UK)
Description: 327 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Brandon Taylor.

Abstract:

"A novel of rare emotional power that excavates the social intricacies of a late-summer weekend -- and a lifetime of buried pain. Almost everything about Wallace, an introverted African-American transplant from Alabama, is at odds with the lakeside Midwestern university town where he is working toward a biochem degree. For reasons of self-preservation, Wallace has enforced a wary distance even within his own circle of friends -- some dating each other, some dating women, some feigning straightness. But a series of confrontations with colleagues, and an unexpected encounter with a young straight man, conspire to fracture his defenses, while revealing hidden currents of resentment and desire that threaten the equilibrium of their community"--

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'The portrait of the author is tender and fascinating; like Eliot, Kathy O'Shaughnessy is compassionate about her characters' weakness ... a superb portrait of an extraordinary woman.' -- Antonia Read more...

 
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