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Poor George: A Novel

by Paula Fox

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"The best first novel I've read in quite a long time?A merciless uncovering of the exurban wastelands of the spirit." ?New York Review of Books


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.


With an introduction by Jonathan Lethem.

Product Description

"The best first novel I've read in quite a long time?A merciless uncovering of the exurban wastelands of the spirit." ?New York Review of Books


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.


With an introduction by Jonathan Lethem.

ASIN B0053VLUHS
Amazon Sales Rank 200,149
Main Category Kindle Edition
Group eBooks
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Studio W. W. Norton & Company
Manufacturer W. W. Norton & Company
Introduction(s) Jonathan Lethem
Language(s) English (Published)
Adult Product? No
 

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