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суббота, 8 августа 2009 г.

Joseph O’Neill "NETHERLAND"

This book I have not read, but there is so much talk about it in literary circles that I wanted to share it with you. Many critics selected it as the best work of fiction from 2008. Below is a short review from the New York Times. I am definitely going to make time to read this book very soon!
O’Neill’s seductive ode to New York — a city that even in bad times stubbornly clings to its belief “in its salvific worth” — is narrated by a Dutch financier whose privileged Manhattan existence is upended by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. When his wife departs for London with their small son, he stays behind, finding camaraderie in the unexpectedly buoyant world of immigrant cricket players, most of them West Indians and South Asians, including an entrepreneur with Gatsby-size aspirations.

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