Jeffrey Eugenides

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Fresh Complaint


What was it about complaining that felt so good? You and your fellow sufferer emerging from a thorough session as if from a spa bath, refreshed and tingling?’ The first-ever collection of short stories from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet Kendall, a failed poet who, envious of other people’s wealth during the real estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; and Mitchell, a lovelorn liberal arts graduate on a search for enlightenment; and Prakrti, a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her family leads to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged academic. Jeffrey Eugenides’s bestselling novels Middlesex, The Virgin Suicides and The Marriage Plot have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery and family love. These stories, from one of our greatest authors, explore equally rich and intriguing territory. Narratively compelling and beautifully written, Fresh Complaint shows all of Eugenides’s trademark humour, compassion and complex understanding of what it is to be human.
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Fresh Complaint


AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR AN EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR The first-ever collection of short stories from Jeffrey Eugenides, the bestselling author of Middlesex, The Virgin Suicides and The Marriage Plot, explores characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. Kendall has failed as a poet, and now embezzlement seems like his next-best career option. Rebecca has failed to find customers for her mouse figurines, now the bailiffs are coming for her husband. Diane has failed to meet `the one', but is thrilled to have found her path to motherhood through a turkey baster. With his trademark humour, compassion and complex understanding of what it is to be human, Jeffrey Eugenides' stories elevate muddling through into something triumphant.
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Debutový román nositeľa Pulitzerovej ceny Jeffreyho Eugenidesa, na motívy ktorého vznikol v roku 1999 rovnomenný kultový film, rozvíja príbeh rodiny Lisbonovcov z pokojného predmestia Detroitu. Jeho kronikármi sú muži v strednom veku, čo sa prostredníctvom spomienok snažia odhaliť tajomstvo melanchólie tejto rodiny. Všetko sa začalo jedného leta, keď Lisbonove dcéry, krásne a excentrické, jedna za druhou spáchali samovraždu. Muži, v tom čase ešte len chlapci, fascinovaní dospievajúcimi dievčatami, pozorovali ich osudy z diaľky a s odstupom času skladajú mozaiku fatálneho úpadku Lisbonovcov. Eugenidesovo dielo Smrť panien súčasná americká literárna kritika radí medzi modernú klasiku, jeho lyrický a nadčasový príbeh transformuje a demytologizuje život americkej strednej triedy.
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