First Edition (first printing). The fifth novel by the author of THE PALACE THIEF and AMERICA, AMERICA, the story of a young man whose early genius as a mathematician turns to destructiveness and obsession. Fine/Fine. Signed and dated "2/18/16 NYC" by Canin on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? In this mesmerizing novel, Ethan Canin, the author of America America and The Palace Thief, explores the nature of genius, rivalry, ambition, and love among multiple generations of a gifted family.
Milo Andret is born with an unusual mind. A lonely child growing up in the woods of northern Michigan in the 1950s, he gives little thought to his own talent. But with his acceptance at U.C. Berkeley he realizes the extent, and the risks, of his singular gifts. California in the seventies is a seduction, opening Milo?s eyes to the allure of both ambition and indulgence. The research he begins there will make him a legend; the woman he meets there?and the rival he meets alongside her?will haunt him for the rest of his life. For Milo?s brilliance is entwined with a dark need that soon grows to threaten his work, his family, even his existence.
Spanning seven decades as it moves from California to Princeton to the Midwest to New York, A Doubter?s Almanac tells the story of a family as it explores the way ambition lives alongside destructiveness, obsession alongside torment, love alongside grief. It is a story of how the flame of genius both lights and scorches every generation it touches. Graced by stunning prose and brilliant storytelling, A Doubter?s Almanac is a surprising, suspenseful, and deeply moving novel, a major work by a writer who has been hailed as ?the most mature and accomplished novelist of his generation.?
Praise for A Doubter?s Almanac
?551 pages of bliss . . . devastating and wonderful . . . dazzling . . . You come away from the book wanting to reevaluate your choices and your relationships. It?s a rare book that can do that, and it?s a rare joy to discover such a book.? ?Esquire
?[Canin] is at the top of his form, fluent, immersive, confident. You might not know where he?s taking you, but the characters are so vivid, Hans?s voice rendered so precisely, that it?s impossible not to trust in the story. . . . The delicate networks of emotion and connection that make up a family are illuminated, as if by magic, via his prose.? ?Slate
?Alternately explosive and deeply interior.? ?New York (?Eight Books You Need to Read?)
?A blazingly intelligent novel.? ?Los Angeles Times
?[A] beautifully written novel.? ?The New York Times Book Review (Editors? Choice)
?A book that raises the bar for novelists.? ?Literary Hub
?No knowledge of proofs or theorems is required to enjoy Ethan Canin?s excellent eighth novel. He alternately treats math like elegant poetry or infuses it with crackling energy.? ?The Christian Science Monitor
?Math made beautiful . . . Canin writes with such luxuriant beauty and tender sympathy that even victims of Algebra II will follow his calculations of the heart with rapt comprehension.? ?The Washington Post
?A masterful writer at his transcendent best.? ?BBC
?Elegant and devastating . . . A Doubter?s Almanac is exquisitely crafted. Canin takes us readers deep into the strange world of his troubled characters without ever making us aware of the effort involved. . . . An odd and completely captivating novel.? ?NPR?s Fresh Air
?Dazzlingly ambitious . . . one part intellectual thriller, one part domestic saga.? ?The Huffington Post
Synopsis: In this mesmerizing novel, Ethan Canin, the New York Times bestselling author of America America and other acclaimed works of fiction, explores the mysteries of a father, a son, and a family, as well as the nature of genius, jealousy, ambition, and love.
Titre : A Doubter's Almanac
Éditeur : Random House
Date d'édition : 2016
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : 1st Edition.
Description du livre Random House. Hardcover. État : GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. N° de réf. du libraire 2731157044
Description du livre Random House. Hardcover. État : GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. N° de réf. du libraire 2732159369
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Description du livre Random House, 2016. État : Very Good. First Edition. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP88538120
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Description du livre Random House, 2016. État : Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP88933493
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Description du livre Random House, 2016. Softcover. État : Used: Very Good. Paperback Advanced Reading Copy. Paperback Plain cover pre-release first-edition. Artwork black and white, some artwork and images might be missing. Copy not final and there may be typos. N° de réf. du libraire 045034