Doxology (Hardback)Nell Zink (author)
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Two generations of an American family come of age - one before 9/11, one after - in this moving and original novel from the "intellectually restless, uniquely funny" (New York Times Book Review) mind of Nell Zink
Pam, Daniel, and Joe might be the worst punk band on the Lower East Side. Struggling to scrape together enough cash and musical talent to make it, they are waylaid by surprising arrivals - a daughter for Pam and Daniel, a solo hit single for Joe. As the `90s wane, the three friends share in one another's successes, working together to elevate Joe's superstardom and raise baby Flora.
On September 11, 2001, the city's unfathomable devastation coincides with a shattering personal loss for the trio. In the aftermath, Flora comes of age, navigating a charged political landscape and discovering a love of the natural world. Joining the ranks of those fighting for ecological conservation, Flora works to bridge the wide gap between powerful strategists and ordinary Americans, becoming entangled ever more intimately with her fellow activists along the way. And when the country faces an astonishing new threat, Flora's family will have no choice but to look to the past - both to examine wounds that have never healed, and to rediscover strengths they have long forgotten.
At once an elegiac takedown of today's political climate and a touching invocation of humanity's goodness, Doxology offers daring revelations about America's past and possible future that could only come from Nell Zink, one of the sharpest novelists of our time.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 37 mm
Praise for Doxology
`It's superb. In terms of its author's ability to throw dart after dart after dart into the center of your media-warped mind and soul, it's the novel of the summer and possibly the year. It's a ragged chunk of ecstatic cerebral-satirical intellection. It's bliss. Doxology puts her on a new level as a novelist. This book is more ambitious and expansive and sensitive than her earlier work. She lays her heart on the line in a way she hasn't before' New York Times
`Declarations of war and mass death and a quiet birth and much more, all flow forth in Zink's powerful fifth book' Los Angeles Times
Praise for Mislaid and The Wallcreeper:
`Mislaid is that oft-discussed, rarely spotted phenomenon - a Great American Novel. It catapults Zink straight into the company of not only Franzen, but also Donna Tartt and Philip Roth, Tom Wolfe and John Irving. Zink takes her big-name predecessors in her stride and goes that bit weirder ... An extraordinary talent' Daily Telegraph
`One of the most exciting debut novels that will be published this year' Guardian
`Her novels are two of the most audacious and exciting I've read in a long time' Independent
Praise for Nicotine:
`Hard as nails and soft as tears, this is Zink's best yet' Monocle
`Zink writes with a joyful recklessness - the sense that maybe she did write this novel in three weeks - that makes her one of the freshest talents around' Joe Dunthorne, Guardian
`Her sentences are like cigarettes: the first few are dizzying and not always pleasant, but before you know it, you're hooked. Nicotine is a very funny book that has very serious things to say about the hypocrisies of millennial attitudes to love and power and desire' Daily Telegraph