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The Great Wide Open, Kennedy,  Douglas
The Great Wide Open
Douglas Kennedy

Paperback / softback $32.99 - Cornerstone
Fiction - Published: 5/Feb/2019 - ISBN: 9780091953737

It's 1980s New York. Heady, excessive times. Alice Burns - a young book editor - is deep into a manuscript about the morass of family life. The observations resonates, perhaps because she has just watched her own family implode. Kennedy's epic novel follows Alice as she navigates high school bullying, first love and sexism at college, a spell in 1970's Ireland, and a tragedy that sends her stateside as the US embraces a cowboy actor named Reagan. But it is also the tale of her endlessly complex parents and brothers; how their destinies are written by the lies they tell themselves and others. 

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