Poor George: A Novel by Paula FoxPoor George: A Novel by Paula Fox

Poor George: A Novel

byPaula FoxForeword byJonathan Lethem

Paperback | March 6, 2001

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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.
Jonathan Lethem is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Brooklyn and Maine.
Title:Poor George: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 8.3 × 5.6 × 0.75 inPublished:March 6, 2001Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393321312

ISBN - 13:9780393321319