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War of the Encyclopaedists (Hardback)
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War of the Encyclopaedists (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 28/05/2015
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War of the Encyclopaedists is Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite's dazzling literary debut. On a summer night in an arty enclave of Seattle, friends Mickey Montauk and Halifax Corderoy throw one last blowout party before their lives part ways. They had planned to move together to Boston, but global events have intervened: Montauk has just learnt that his National Guard unit will deploy to Baghdad at the end of the summer. And Corderoy is faced with a moral dilemma: his girlfriend Mani has just been evicted and he must decide whether or not to abandon her when she needs him most. The year that follows will transform them all. 'This book has sweep and heart and humour. It captures coming of age during foreign wars and domestic malaise, and it does so with electrifying insight' Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club 'As bizarre, hilarious and devastating as the past decade . . . Simultaneously a coming-of-age story, a war story, and a story of the disaffected millennial generation for whom the war hardly happened at all' Phil Klay, author of Redeployment

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241146781
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Publisher's description. Hilarious and heartbreaking, a coming-of-age tale for modern America. Mickey and Halifax are best friends: held together by a sense of humour, shared memories, world-class parties, but pushed apart by circumstance, growing up, the Iraq War and girls. After high school, thrust into new lives worlds apart, they must decide what friendship and happiness really mean. * Penguin *
This book has sweep and heart and humor. It captures coming of age during foreign wars and domestic malaise, and it does so with electrifying insight -- Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club, Cherry, and Lit
As bizarre, hilarious and devastating as the past decade . . . Simultaneously a coming-of-age story, a war story, and a story of the disaffected millennial generation for whom the war hardly happened at all -- Phil Klay, author of Redeployment
Smart and entertaining . . . [a] likable, highly readable, double-bylined coming-of-age first novel * Kirkus *

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