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A self-made New Yorker well into his middle age, Thomas Mistler has long been a lion of Madison Avenue's powerful advertising world. Now, poised to sell his company for a luxurious sum, Mistler receives alarming news: He has only months to live. But his reaction is not what one would expect. Rather than hysteria, Mistler experiences a sense of clarity and a feeling of being set free. From what, he is unsure. In a decision that breaks the mold of his superbly organized routine, Mistler conceals his illness from his family and seeks a moment of grace to be savored alone in the decadent splendor of Venice. There, he meets a young, lustful photographer and, later, a love from his youth. But his attempts to recapture passion only magnify the reconciliations he has yet to make--with the father to whom he sacrificed his own dreams, the son with whom he has never truly accepted, and the wife to whom he has given everything but respect.

A startling blend of grace and satire, Mistler's Exit is charged with unexpected moments of beauty and eroticism, pathos and humor. Like the city of Venice itself, it is a creation of timeless appeal.

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Faced with the news that he has only months to live, a middle-aged Manhattan financier seeks to recapture the passion of his youth in Venice but ends up confronting his own demons and inadequacies instead. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

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Louis Begley lives in New York City. His previous novels are Wartime Lies, The Man Who Was Late, As Max Saw It, and About Schmidt.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307761316
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction
Author:
Begley, Louis
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
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Literature-A to Z
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main_subject
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all_subjects
Publication Date:
19991102
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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Product details 224 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307761316 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Faced with the news that he has only months to live, a middle-aged Manhattan financier seeks to recapture the passion of his youth in Venice but ends up confronting his own demons and inadequacies instead. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , Louis Begley lives in New York City. His previous novels are Wartime Lies, The Man Who Was Late, As Max Saw It, and About Schmidt.

From the Hardcover edition.

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