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The Resource Why we came to the city, Kristopher Jansma

Why we came to the city, Kristopher Jansma

Label
Why we came to the city
Title
Why we came to the city
Statement of responsibility
Kristopher Jansma
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A sweeping, funny, and poignant novel about a tight-knit group of twentysomethings in New York whose lives are forever altered by an unexpected tragedy from the widely acclaimed author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards Five years after their college graduation, the devoted friends once known as "the Murphys" remain as inseparable as ever. There's Sara Sherman, an editor and social butterfly; George Murphy, her caring, if troubled, astronomer boyfriend; Jacob Blaumann, a poet manque and their loudmouth third wheel; William Cho, an awkward but well-meaning investment banker; and Irene Richmond, an enigmatic, immensely talented artist. As this absorbing novel opens in December 2008, they are making their way through heavy snowfall to gather at a lavish art world holiday party. But for all the glitz and glamor, the festivities mark a more momentous evening than any of them realize. Irene will first notice a curious lump under her eye. William will fall desperately in love with her. And George will, at long last, ask Sara to marry him. Over the years that follow, this cast of rich, warmly drawn characters scrape by chasing their dreams in Great Recession New York. They watch acquaintances drop like flies and cling ever tighter to one another. When a devastating blow threatens to tear them irreparably apart, they must struggle to carry on together. A powerful and transfixing follow-up to Kristopher Jansma's celebrated debut, Why We Came to the City paints a portrait of a generation and tells an unforgettable story of hope, love, and friendship"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jansma, Kristopher
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.A5873
LC item number
W48 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Bildungsromans
Label
Why we came to the city, Kristopher Jansma
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
418 pages
Isbn
9780525426608
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky278820337
  • (OCoLC)909925569
  • 916897
Label
Why we came to the city, Kristopher Jansma
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
418 pages
Isbn
9780525426608
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky278820337
  • (OCoLC)909925569
  • 916897

Library Locations

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