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From Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours, comes this widely praised novel of two boyhood friends: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and unsure of himself; and Bobby, hip, dark, and inarticulate. In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare's child. Then, when Clare and Bobby have a baby, the three move to a small house upstate to raise "their" child together and, with an odd friend, Alice, create a new kind of family. A Home at the End of the World masterfully depicts the charged, fragile relationships of urban life today.

Review:

"Cunningham writes with power and delicacy....We come to feel that we know Jonathan, Bobby and Clare as if we lived with them; yet each one retains the mystery that in people is called soul, and in fiction is called art." Los Angeles Times

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"Lyrical...memorable and accomplished." The New York Times Book Review

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"Once in a great while, there appears a novel so spellbinding in its beauty and sensitivity that the reader devours it nearly whole, in great greedy gulps, and feels stretched sore afterwards, having been expanded and filled. Such a book is Michael Cunningham's A Home at the End of the World." San Diego Tribune

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"A gripping, haunting piece of work from a writer of real promise and power." Publishers Weekly

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"Cunningham has written a novel that all but reads itself." The Washington Post Book World

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"Luminous with the wonders and anxieties that make childhood mysterious... A Home at the End of the World is a remarkable accomplishment." Laura Frost, San Francisco Review

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"Novels don't come more deeply felt than Cunningham's extraordinary four-character study... The writing [is] a constant pleasure, flowing and yet dense with incisive images and psychological nuance." Matthew Gilbert, The Boston Globe

Synopsis:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours comes the masterful story of a unique family that is formed when Jonathan moves to New York to live with boyhood friend Bobby and Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Soon to be a motion picture starring Colin Farrell, Sissy Spacek, and Robin Wright Penn.

About the Author

Michael Cunningham is "one of our very best writers" (Richard Eder, The Los Angeles Times). An excerpt from A Home at the End of the World was published in The New Yorker, chosen for Best American Short Stories 1989, and featured on NPR's Selected Shorts. He is the author of two other novels, Flesh and Blood and The Hours. He lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312424084
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Cunningham, Michael
Publisher:
Picador
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
July 1, 2004
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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Product details 352 pages Picador USA - English 9780312424084 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Cunningham writes with power and delicacy....We come to feel that we know Jonathan, Bobby and Clare as if we lived with them; yet each one retains the mystery that in people is called soul, and in fiction is called art."
"Review" by , "Lyrical...memorable and accomplished."
"Review" by , "Once in a great while, there appears a novel so spellbinding in its beauty and sensitivity that the reader devours it nearly whole, in great greedy gulps, and feels stretched sore afterwards, having been expanded and filled. Such a book is Michael Cunningham's A Home at the End of the World."
"Review" by , "A gripping, haunting piece of work from a writer of real promise and power."
"Review" by , "Cunningham has written a novel that all but reads itself."
"Review" by , "Luminous with the wonders and anxieties that make childhood mysterious... A Home at the End of the World is a remarkable accomplishment."
"Review" by , "Novels don't come more deeply felt than Cunningham's extraordinary four-character study... The writing [is] a constant pleasure, flowing and yet dense with incisive images and psychological nuance."
"Synopsis" by , From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours comes the masterful story of a unique family that is formed when Jonathan moves to New York to live with boyhood friend Bobby and Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Soon to be a motion picture starring Colin Farrell, Sissy Spacek, and Robin Wright Penn.
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