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"[A] story of devastating emotional accuracy, striking intelligence, and irrepressible wit....This is one of the most sophisticated and profound novels I've read in years, a witty, humane tale of a generation stumbling in a dim glow that could be dawn or twilight." Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor (read the entire CSM review)

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A novel of startling scope and ambition, Prague depicts an intentionally lost Lost Generation, following five American expats who come to Budapest in the early 1990s to seek their fortune. They harbor the vague suspicion that their counterparts have it better, but still they hope to find adventure, inspiration, a gold rush, or history in the making.

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"Everything about this dazzling first novel is utterly original....[Phillips's] writing is swift, often poetic, unerringly exact with voices and subtle details of time, place and weather." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

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"Phillips...depicts time and place with skill and affection in this ambitious first novel, but there is a little too much brittleness to his characters." Michele Leber, Booklist

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"Arthur Phillips's bold and ambitious novel, Prague, is one of those rare books that help define and identify a whole generation, in the same way that Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises introduced his lost generation." Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides

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"[A]n ingenious debut novel....[T]he beauty of Prague lies in Mr. Phillips's empathy for [his characters'] lapses. In the end he presents them with a wry generosity and haunting poignancy to rival his wonderfully subversive wit." Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Review:

"Phillips's exhilarating exploration of time, memory, and nostalgia brings to mind such giants as Proust and Joyce." Library Journal

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"Stop yearning for that elegant, entertaining novel that used to be. Thanks to Phillips, it's right here, right now." Newsweek

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"Rhapsodic." The Washington Post Book World

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"Really an old-fashioned novel of ideas...very funny...likely to leave you aching, too." The New Yorker

Review:

"Few first novels blaze with such all-knowing poise....Phillips is a wisecracking microbiologist of society and spirit." People

Synopsis:

A Book Sense 76 selection.

A bestseller on the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Denver Post, Book Sense, and New York Times Extended lists.

Synopsis:

A novel of startling scope and ambition, Prague depicts an intentionally lost Lost Generation as it follows five American expats who come to Budapest in the early 1990s to seek their fortune. They harbor the vague suspicion that their counterparts in Prague have it better, but still they hope to find adventure, inspiration, a gold rush, or history in the making.

About the Author

Arthur Phillips was born in Minneapolis and educated at Harvard. He has been a child actor, a jazz musician, a speechwriter, a dismally failed entrepreneur, and a five-time Jeopardy! champion. He lived in Budapest from 1990 to 1992 and now lives in Paris with his wife and son.

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Keli, November 10, 2010 (view all comments by Keli)
I enjoyed some of the nostalgia this book brought about. Reliving the early 90's and the fall of the east block was a nice reminder. That said, this book is pointless! It never goes where you want it to and ends abruptly. I really can't even believe I finished it. Shame on me! It left me as irrevrent as it's characters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375759772
Author:
Phillips, Arthur
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Young adults
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Budapest
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
158
Publication Date:
June 10, 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.92x5.30x.88 in. .64 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Random House Trade - English 9780375759772 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "[A] story of devastating emotional accuracy, striking intelligence, and irrepressible wit....This is one of the most sophisticated and profound novels I've read in years, a witty, humane tale of a generation stumbling in a dim glow that could be dawn or twilight." (read the entire CSM review)
"Review" by , "Everything about this dazzling first novel is utterly original....[Phillips's] writing is swift, often poetic, unerringly exact with voices and subtle details of time, place and weather."
"Review" by , "Phillips...depicts time and place with skill and affection in this ambitious first novel, but there is a little too much brittleness to his characters."
"Review" by , "Arthur Phillips's bold and ambitious novel, Prague, is one of those rare books that help define and identify a whole generation, in the same way that Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises introduced his lost generation."
"Review" by , "[A]n ingenious debut novel....[T]he beauty of Prague lies in Mr. Phillips's empathy for [his characters'] lapses. In the end he presents them with a wry generosity and haunting poignancy to rival his wonderfully subversive wit."
"Review" by , "Phillips's exhilarating exploration of time, memory, and nostalgia brings to mind such giants as Proust and Joyce."
"Review" by , "Stop yearning for that elegant, entertaining novel that used to be. Thanks to Phillips, it's right here, right now."
"Review" by , "Rhapsodic."
"Review" by , "Really an old-fashioned novel of ideas...very funny...likely to leave you aching, too."
"Review" by , "Few first novels blaze with such all-knowing poise....Phillips is a wisecracking microbiologist of society and spirit."
"Synopsis" by , A Book Sense 76 selection.

A bestseller on the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Denver Post, Book Sense, and New York Times Extended lists.

"Synopsis" by , A novel of startling scope and ambition, Prague depicts an intentionally lost Lost Generation as it follows five American expats who come to Budapest in the early 1990s to seek their fortune. They harbor the vague suspicion that their counterparts in Prague have it better, but still they hope to find adventure, inspiration, a gold rush, or history in the making.
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