The Year of Endless Sorrows

The Year of Endless Sorrows

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A young man from the Midwest arrives in New York to take a low-paying job in corporate America in order to work on his first novel dealing with acute knee pain and the end of the world, in a coming-of-age saga set against the backdrop of New York City during the recessionary early 1990s. Original.

McMillan Palgrave

New York City, the early 1990s: the recession is in full swing and young people are squatting in abandoned buildings in the East Village while the homeless riot in Tompkins Square Park. The Internet is not part of daily life; the term "dot-com" has yet to be coined; and people's financial bubbles are burst for an entirely different set of reasons. What can all this mean for a young Midwestern man flush with promise, toiling at a thankless, poverty-wage job in corporate America, and hard at work on his first novel about acute knee pain and the end of the world?


With The Year of Endless Sorrows, acclaimed playwright and finalist for the 2003 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing Adam Rapp brings readers a hilarious picaresque reminiscent of Nick Hornby, Douglas Copeland, and Rick Moody at their best--a chronicle of the joys of love, the horrors of sex, the burden of roommates, and the rude discovery that despite your best efforts, life may not unfold as you had once planned.



Holtzbrinck

New York City, the early 1990s: the recession is in full swing and young people are squatting in abandoned buildings in the East Village while the homeless riot in Tompkins Square Park. The Internet is not part of daily life; the term "dot-com" has yet to be coined; and people's financial bubbles are burst for an entirely different set of reasons. What can all this mean for a young Midwestern man flush with promise, toiling at a thankless, poverty-wage job in corporate America, and hard at work on his first novel about acute knee pain and the end of the world?

With The Year of Endless Sorrows, acclaimed playwright and finalist for the 2003 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing Adam Rapp brings readers a hilarious picaresque reminiscent of Nick Hornby, Douglas Copeland, and Rick Moody at their best—a chronicle of the joys of love, the horrors of sex, the burden of roommates, and the rude discovery that despite your best efforts, life may not unfold as you had once planned.



Blackwell North Amer
Adam Rapp brings readers the joys of love, the horrors of sex, the burden of roommates, and the rude discovery that despite your best efforts, life may not unfold according to plan.
The pace: New York City. The time: The early 1990s. The recession is in full swing and young people are squatting in abandoned buildings in the East Village while the homeless riot in Tompkins Square Park. The Internet is not part of daily life; the term "dot-com" has yet to be coined, people's financial bubbles are burst for an entirely different set of reasons. Enter a young Midwestern man flush with promise, toiling at a thankless, poverty-wage job in corporate America and hard at work on his first novel about acute knee pain and the end of the world.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374293437
0374293430
Branch Call Number: FICTION RAPP
Characteristics: 405 p. ; 21 cm

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