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Giving Up America

Giving Up America

(1998)
A novel by

 
"An absorbing, intelligent novel" (Washington Post Book World) about a marriage in decline--from the celebrated author of The Romance Reader.

In her "remarkable first novel" (Entertainment Weekly), Pearl Abraham "deftly lift[ed] the opaque curtain from the closed Hasidic world" (New York Times Book Review). Now she tells the poignant story of a marriage cracking and collapsing under the weight of conflicting faiths. Deena's father, a Hasidic scholar, opposes her marriage to the non-Hasidic Daniel based on Kabbalistic interpretations--but Deena ignores her father's prediction and she and Daniel begin to renovate their dream house in Brooklyn. When Daniel brings a beautiful Gentile coworker home from the office one day, their subsequent three-way friendship--and the betrayals it breeds--leads Deena to contemplate where her true home lies, and how far she is willing to travel to find it.

"Her prose is sparse and exacting."--New York Times Book Review

"Whether one is falling in love or out of it, the transition is mysterious. Giving Up America, the story of a young couple in New York whose marriage begins changing for the worse, does full justice to that mystery."--The San Francisco Chronicle

"In spare prose, with painstaking attention to quotidian detail, the book magnifies the anticlimactic dissipation of love and unflinchingly dissects the familiar, and often irreconcilable, tension between commitment and self-realization, daily partnership and romantic fantasy...a page-turner."--Ms.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Giving up America
Author(s): Pearl Abraham
ISBN: 1-57322-121-X / 978-1-57322-121-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

1998 : Hardback
Title: Giving Up America
Author(s): Pearl Abraham
ISBN: 1-5173-2212-X / 978-1-5173-2212-0
Publisher: RIVERHEAD BOOKS/PENGUIN PUTNAM
Availability: Amazon   

Paperback Editions

September 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: Giving up America
Author(s): Pearl Abraham
ISBN: 1-57322-752-8 / 978-1-57322-752-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: Giving Up America
Author(s): Pearl Abraham
ISBN: 0-7043-8119-2 / 978-0-7043-8119-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: Giving Up America 6ct
Author(s): Pearl Abraham
ISBN: 1-57322-766-8 / 978-1-57322-766-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 1998 : UK Paperback
Title: Giving Up America
Author(s): Pearl Abraham
ISBN: 0-7043-8097-8 / 978-0-7043-8097-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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