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Subtle bodies

Author: Norman Rush
Publisher: London : Granta, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ned and Nina are trying to conceive, so when Ned jets off with no notice to the funeral of Douglas, a mysterious friend from his student days, Nina follows him so they can have sex on time. Douglas was the ringleader of a fellowship of chums at NYU and Nina is baffled by the extraordinary hold the group - and Douglas in particular - have on Ned. The novel explores the reconfiguring and reappraisal of the clique  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Rush
ISBN: 9781847087805 1847087809 9781847088772 1847088775
OCLC Number: 855200434
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: by Norman Rush.

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From an acclaimed master of American fiction comes an intelligent and romantic novel about friendship, funerals and the myths we employ to make sense of ourselves  Read more...

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"Rush's exuberant, late-modern style feels as smooth and casual as freshly pressed khakis, but beneath it a sort of parasympathetic network courses with moral ambivalence. . . . In "Subtle Bodies," Read more...

 
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