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Smart, socially gifted, and chronically impatient, Adam and Cynthia Morey are so perfect for each other that united they become a kind of fortress against the world. In their hurry to start a new life, they marry young and have two children before Cynthia reaches the age of twenty-five. Adam is a rising star in the world of private equity and becomes his boss's protégé. With a beautiful home in the upper-class precincts of Manhattan, gorgeous children, and plenty of money, they are, by any reasonable standard, successful.

But the Moreys' standards are not the same as other people's. The future in which they have always believed for themselves and their children—a life of almost boundless privilege, in which any desire can be acted upon and any ambition made real—is still out there, but it is not arriving fast enough to suit them. As Cynthia, at home with the kids day after identical day, begins to drift, Adam is confronted with a choice that will test how much he is willing to risk to ensure his family's happiness and to recapture the sense that the only acceptable life is one of infinite possibility.

The Privileges is an odyssey of a couple touched by fortune, changed by time, and guided above all else by their epic love for each other. Lyrical, provocative, and brilliantly imagined, this is a timely meditation on wealth, family, and what it means to leave the world richer than you found it.

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BONUS: This edition contains a "The Privileges "discussion guide.

Smart and socially gifted, Adam and Cynthia Morey are perfect for each other.

WithAdam's rising career in the world of private equity, a beautiful home in

Manhattan, gorgeous children, and plenty of money, they are, by any reasonable

standard, successful. But for the Moreys, their future of boundless privilege is not

arriving fast enough. As Cynthia begins to drift, Adam is confronted with a choice

that will test how much he is willing to risk to ensure his family'shappiness and

to recapture the sense that the only acceptable life is one of infinite possibility.

The Privileges is an odyssey of a couple touched by fortune, changed by time, and

guided aboveall else by their epic love for each other.

About the Author

Jonathan Dee is the author of four novels, most recently Palladio. He is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, a frequent contributor to Harper's, and a former senior editor of The Paris Review. He teaches in the graduate writing programs at Columbia University and the New School.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781588369208
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Dee, Jonathan
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Fiction : Sagas
Publication Date:
20100105
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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"Synopsis" by , BONUS: This edition contains a "The Privileges "discussion guide.

Smart and socially gifted, Adam and Cynthia Morey are perfect for each other.

WithAdam's rising career in the world of private equity, a beautiful home in

Manhattan, gorgeous children, and plenty of money, they are, by any reasonable

standard, successful. But for the Moreys, their future of boundless privilege is not

arriving fast enough. As Cynthia begins to drift, Adam is confronted with a choice

that will test how much he is willing to risk to ensure his family'shappiness and

to recapture the sense that the only acceptable life is one of infinite possibility.

The Privileges is an odyssey of a couple touched by fortune, changed by time, and

guided aboveall else by their epic love for each other.

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