The Marriage Plot

September 4, 2012|
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
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The brilliant and satisfying new novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides.
 
It''s the early 1980s--America is in a deep recession, and life after college is harder than ever. In the cafés on the cobble-streets of College Hill, the wised up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. As she prepares to graduate and tries to understand why her college love life has not lived up to expectations, she finds herself unexpectedly in a love triangle with two very different guys. Over the next year, as the members of the triangle in this funny, wise and heartbreaking novel enter the real world, events force them to reevaluate everything they learned in school. With wit and an abiding understanding of and affection for his characters and the drama of life, Jeffrey Eugenides revives the motivating energies of the Novel, while creating a story so contemporary and fresh that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives.

JEFFREY EUGENIDES was born in Detroit and attended Brown and Stanford Universities. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published to great acclaim in 1993, and he has received numerous awards for his work. In 2003, Eugenides received the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Middlesex, which was also a finalist for the National Book Criti...
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Title:The Marriage Plot
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:416 pages, 7.99 X 5.3 X 1.05 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 7.99 X 5.3 X 1.05 in
Published:September 4, 2012
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307401878

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