Intimacy

Intimacy

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
A prize-winning novelist offers a searing and unflinchingly honest potrayal of a failing marriage as Jay, a successful Londoner, decides to leave his wife, abandoning the children he loves, because of the deterioration of their marriage's intimacy. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Jay, the narrator of Hanif Kureishi's third novel, tells his story on the night that he is preparing to leave his lover, Susan, and their two boys.
He and Susan live comfortably in London. Each loves the children. Yet Jay, "lost in the middle of [his] life," craves and depends on passion in life, and it is no longer there.
Kureishi strips away all posturing and self-justification to expose the flaws of his own protagonist and the failure of intimacy. Searingly honest, he explores the fears and desires that drive a man to leave a woman.

Baker
& Taylor

Tells the story of Jay, a successful Londoner, who decides to leave his wife because of a failing marriage, abandoning the children he loves, and the deterioration of their marriage's intimacy

Simon and Schuster
"Nothing is as fascinating as love, unfortunately." Jay, the narrator of Hanif Kureishi's third novel, tells his story on the night that he is preparing to leave his lover, Susan, and their two boys. His departure will not be impulsive: "I have contemplated this rupture from all sides," he says. But it will happen. He and Susan live comfortably in London. Each loves the children. Yet Jay, "lost in the middle of [his] life," craves and depends on passion in life, and it is no longer there. Known for "very funny works about serious topics" (San Francisco Review of Books) and his uncanny ability to capture the mores of our time, Kureishi strips away all posturing and self-justification to expose the flaws of his own protagonist and the failure of intimacy. Searingly honest, he explores the fears and desires that drive a man to leave a woman. Rarely has such challenging and complex emotion fit into so compact a novel; rarely has an experience both common and uniquely devastating been so courageously portrayed.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 1999, c1998
ISBN: 9780684852751
0684852756
Branch Call Number: F KUR
Characteristics: 118 p. ; 20 cm

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