Triburbia: A Novel

Paperback | July 16, 2013

byKarl Taro Greenfeld

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Karl Taro Greenfeld, author of the acclaimed memoir Boy Alone, delivers a stylish first novel about a group of families in a fashionable Manhattan neighborhood wrestling with the dark realities of their lives.

A book reminiscent of Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists and Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad, Greenfeld’s Triburbia is a bold literary tour de force in which the author renders New York City’s vibrant and affluent Tribeca neighborhood as a living breathing, character, much like Armistead Maupin did with San Francisco in his acclaimed Tales of the City. Winner of the PEN/O Henry Prize, Greenfeld dazzles as a debut novelist, marking the beginning of a brilliant career in long-form literary fiction.

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Karl Taro Greenfeld, author of the acclaimed memoir Boy Alone, delivers a stylish first novel about a group of families in a fashionable Manhattan neighborhood wrestling with the dark realities of their lives.A book reminiscent of Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists and Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad, Greenfeld’s Triburbia ...

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Thrown together by circumstance, six fathers—a sound engineer, a sculptor, a film producer, a chef, a memoirist, a gangster—meet each morning at a local Tribeca coffee shop after walking their children to their exclusive school. Over the course of a single school year, we are privy to their secrets, passions, and hopes, and learn of th...

Karl Taro Greenfeld is the author of seven previous books, including the novelTriburbiaand the acclaimed memoirBoy Alone. His award-winning writing has appeared inHarper's Magazine,The Atlantic,The Paris Review,Best American Short Stories 2009and2013, andThe PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012. Born in Kobe, Japan, he has lived in Paris, H...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:July 16, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062132407

ISBN - 13:9780062132406

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great novel composed of essentially a bunch of short self contained stories focusing on individual characters that interrelate between the rest of the characters' through other chapters. The characters were enjoyable and relateable, even when they are at their worst.
Date published: 2014-04-14

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“Set on the streets of Manhattan’s Tribeca as it transforms from an artist’s haven to a place for yuppies and their children, Triburbia showcases Karl Taro Greenfeld’s exceptional talent as both a storyteller and satirist.”