By Joshua Henkin
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307277169, 291pp.)
Publication Date: August 26, 2008
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- Discuss the parent-child relationships in the novel. How much are the lives of Julian, Mia, and Carter a rejection of their parents' lives? Despite how much they try to get away from the patterns of their parents, are they successful? Also consider Professor Chesterfield as a replacement father figure for Julian. What role does genetics play in the parent-child relationships?
“Charming. . . . Henkin keeps you reading with original characters, witty dialogue and a view that marriage, for all its flaws, is worth the trouble.” —People“Beguiling….[Henkin writes] effortless scenes that float between past and present….[He creates] an almost personal nostalgia for these characters.” —Jennifer Egan, The New York Times Book Review“Elicits a passionate investment in the fate of its characters - truly an up-all-night read.” —The Washington Post“Beautifully render[s] the give and take, back and forth of marriage over the long haul. —The News and Observer