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Intimacy and Midnight All Day: A Novel and Stories

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Publisher Comments:

Together in one volume — Hanif Kureishi's highly acclaimed and controversial novel, Intimacy, and, available for the first time, his latest collection of provocative short stories, Midnight All Day.

Jay, the narrator of Intimacy, tells his story on the night he is preparing to leave his lover, Susan, and their two boys. Stripping away all posturing and self-justification, Hanif Kureishi explores the fears and desires that drive a man to leave a woman. Midnight All Day is an astonishing, darkly comic collection of new stories, in which Kureishi confirms his reputation as one of our foremost chroniclers of the loveless, the lost and the dispossessed. The characters are familiar in the cultural landscape of the nineties: frustrated and intoxicated, melancholic and sensitive, yet capable of great cruelty, and if necessary, willing to break the constraints of an old life to make way for the new.

Review:

"Hanif Kureishi does time and again that which very few writers of even the highest caliber dare attempt: he writes very funny works about serious topics." San Fancisco Review of Books

Review:

"Intimacy is a short, blunt shock of a novel — stark, compelling, and painfully affecting." The Village Voice

Review:

"Kureishi is a fluent, socially observant writer whose sentences move with intelligence and wit." The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

Together in one volume — Hanif Kureishi's highly acclaimed and controversial novel, Intimacy, and, available for the first time, his latest collection of provocative short stories, Midnight All Day.

Jay, the narrator of Intimacy, tells his story on the night he is preparing to leave his lover, Susan, and their two boys. Stripping away all posturing and self-justification, Hanif Kureishi explores the fears and desires that drive a man to leave a woman. Midnight All Day is an astonishing, darkly comic collection of new stories, in which Kureishi confirms his reputation as one of our foremost chroniclers of the loveless, the lost and the dispossessed. The characters are familiar in the cultural landscape of the nineties: frustrated and intoxicated, melancholic and sensitive, yet capable of great cruelty, and if necessary, willing to break the constraints of an old life to make way for the new.

About the Author

Hanif Kureishi was born in 1954 and brought up in Bromley, Kent. His award-winning work includes plays, novels, and films.

Table of Contents

Contents

Intimacy

Midnight All Day

Stranger When We Meet

Four Blue Chairs

That Was Then

Girl

Sucking Stones

A Meeting, at Last

Midhingt All Day

The Umbrella

Morning in the Bowl of Night

The Penis

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743217149
Author:
Kureishi, Hanif
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Hanif Kureishi
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Midlife crisis
Subject:
Separation
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
the last word; my beautiful laundrette; le week-end; buddha of suburbia; the body; midnight all day; gabriel s gift; london; sammy and rosie get laid; immigrants; sex; mfa; hedonism; subversive; relationships; break-ups; lovers; short stories; the penis;
Subject:
the last word; my beautiful laundrette; le week-end; buddha of suburbia; the body; midnight all day; gabriel s gift; london; sammy and rosie get laid; immigrants; sex; mfa; hedonism; subversive; relationships; break-ups; lovers; short stories; the penis;
Subject:
the last word; my beautiful laundrette; le week-end; buddha of suburbia; the body; midnight all day; gabriel s gift; london; sammy and rosie get laid; immigrants; sex; mfa; hedonism; subversive; relationships; break-ups; lovers; short stories; the penis;
Subject:
the last word; my beautiful laundrette; le week-end; buddha of suburbia; the body; midnight all day; gabriel s gift; london; sammy and rosie get laid; immigrants; sex; mfa; hedonism; subversive; relationships; break-ups; lovers; short stories; the penis;
Subject:
the last word; my beautiful laundrette; le week-end; buddha of suburbia; the body; midnight all day; gabriel s gift; london; sammy and rosie get laid; immigrants; sex; mfa; hedonism; subversive; relationships; break-ups; lovers; short stories; the penis;
Subject:
the last word; my beautiful laundrette; le week-end; buddha of suburbia; the body; midnight all day; gabriel s gift; london; sammy and rosie get laid; immigrants; sex; mfa; hedonism; subversive; relationships; break-ups; lovers; short stories; the penis;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
TR-01-10
Publication Date:
October 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 11.97 oz

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Product details 336 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780743217149 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hanif Kureishi does time and again that which very few writers of even the highest caliber dare attempt: he writes very funny works about serious topics."
"Review" by , "Intimacy is a short, blunt shock of a novel — stark, compelling, and painfully affecting."
"Review" by , "Kureishi is a fluent, socially observant writer whose sentences move with intelligence and wit."
"Synopsis" by , Together in one volume — Hanif Kureishi's highly acclaimed and controversial novel, Intimacy, and, available for the first time, his latest collection of provocative short stories, Midnight All Day.

Jay, the narrator of Intimacy, tells his story on the night he is preparing to leave his lover, Susan, and their two boys. Stripping away all posturing and self-justification, Hanif Kureishi explores the fears and desires that drive a man to leave a woman. Midnight All Day is an astonishing, darkly comic collection of new stories, in which Kureishi confirms his reputation as one of our foremost chroniclers of the loveless, the lost and the dispossessed. The characters are familiar in the cultural landscape of the nineties: frustrated and intoxicated, melancholic and sensitive, yet capable of great cruelty, and if necessary, willing to break the constraints of an old life to make way for the new.

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