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Turn of the Century: A Novel
Turn of the Century: A Novel
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Author: Andersen, Kurt

Brand: Random House Trade Paperbacks

Color: Navy

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 672

Release Date: 11-07-2000

Details: Product Description “A big, sprawling book . . . [Kurt Andersen has] infused it with so much inventive imagination. . . . Should be put in a Manhattan time capsule with the note: ‘This is how we lived at the turn of the century.’ ”—The New York Times Book Review   NATIONAL BESTSELLER   In his brash, brilliant first novel, New York Times bestselling author Kurt Andersen casts a penetrating eye on our giddy, media-obsessed era. With a keen sense of irony and a storyteller’s grace, he weaves a tale that is at once a biting satire and a wickedly incisive portrait of marriage, family, love, and friendship.   The millennium is here. BarbieWorld has opened in Las Vegas. Charles Manson’s parole hearing is on live TV. And George and Lizzie are a Manhattan power couple with three kids in private school and take-out from Hiroshima Boy waiting at the door. Lizzie owns a software start-up. George is a TV producer. With cell phones tickling their thighs and gossip buzzing in their ears, their future couldn’t be brighter. Until, that is, Lizzie cuts a deal with George’s boss and gets an office twenty-one floors above her husband’s. Until all the glitter and the hype threaten to destroy George’s and Lizzie’s sanity and their marriage. Until the only thing that can save them is a little understanding—at a time when everyone is talking but no one hears a thing.   “Savagely subversive . . . a smart, funny and excruciatingly deft portrait of our age.”—The Wall Street Journal   “Inspired . . . astonishing . . . very funny.”—Entertainment Weekly     “A big, Tom Wolfe–ish New York comic novel . . . on the last breath of the century.”—Elle Review “Outrageously funny . . . wickedly satirical . . . the most unclichéd novel imaginable.”— The New York Times    “Astonishing . . . Andersen [is] the first most promising novelist of the Third Millennium.”— Entertainment Weekly   “Extraordinary . . . exceptional.”— The Independent on Sunday   “Wonderful writing [that] sparkles with original observations.” —USA Today From the Inside Flap The millennium is here. BarbieWorld has opened in Vegas. Charles Manson's parole hearing is on live TV. And George and Lizzie are a Manhattan power couple with three kids in private school and take-out from Hiroshima Boy waiting at the door. Lizzie owns a software start-up. George is a TV producer. With cell phones tickling their thighs and gossip buzzing in their ears, their future couldn't be brighter. Until, that is, Lizzie cuts a deal with George's boss and gets an office twenty-one floors above her husband's... Until all the glitter and the hype threaten to destroy George's and Lizzie's sanity and their marriage... Until the only thing that can save them is a little understanding--at a time when everyone is talking but no one can hear a thing. In his brash, brilliant first novel, media insider Kurt Andersen casts a penetrating eye on our giddy, media-obsessed era. With a keen sense of irony and a storyteller's grace, the co-founder of "Spy magazine weaves a tale that is at once a biting satire of America in the near future and a wickedly incisive portrait of marriage, family, love, and friendship. A crackling, cybercharged joyride through our millennium, "Turn of the Century is pure, eye-popping entertainment. From the Back Cover The millennium is here. Barbie World has opened in Vegas. Charles Manson's parole hearing is on live TV. And George and Lizzie are a Manhattan power couple with three kids in private school and take-out from Hiroshima Boy waiting at the door. Lizzie owns a software start-up. George is a TV producer. With cell phones tickling their thighs and gossip buzzing in their ears, their future couldn't be brighter. Until, that is, Lizzie cuts a deal with George's boss and gets an office twenty-one floors above her husband's ... Until all the glitter and the hype threaten to destroy George's and Lizzie's sanity and their marriage ... Until the only thing that can save them is

EAN: 9780385335041

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: UsedLikeNew