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Speedboat

(1976)
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When Speedboat burst on the scene in the late '70s it was like nothing readers had encountered before. It seemed to disregard the rules of the novel, but it wore its unconventionality with ease. Reading it was a pleasure of a new, unexpected kind. Above all, there was its voice, ambivalent, curious, wry, the voice of Jen Fain, a journalist negotiating the fraught landscape of contemporary urban America. Party guests, taxi drivers, brownstone dwellers, professors, journalists, presidents, and debutantes fill these dispatches from the world as Jen finds it.

A touchstone over the years for writers as different as David Foster Wallace and Elizabeth Hardwick, Speedboat returns to enthrall a new generation of readers.

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Used availability for Renata Adler's Speedboat


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Hardback Editions

September 1977 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Speedboat
Author(s): Renata Adler
ISBN: 0-241-89708-4 / 978-0-241-89708-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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1976 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Speedboat
Author(s): Renata Adler
ISBN: 0-394-48876-8 / 978-0-394-48876-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Speedboat (NYRB Classics)
Author(s): Renata Adler
ISBN: 1-59017-613-8 / 978-1-59017-613-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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February 1988 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Speedboat
Author(s): Renata Adler
ISBN: 0-06-097143-6 / 978-0-06-097143-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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July 1987 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Speedboat (Pavanne Books)
Author(s): Renata Adler
ISBN: 0-330-29820-8 / 978-0-330-29820-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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October 1984 : USA Paperback
Title: Speedboat
Author(s): Renata Adler
ISBN: 0-394-72753-3 / 978-0-394-72753-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf
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September 1978 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Speedboat (Picador Books)
Author(s): Renata Adler
ISBN: 0-330-25484-7 / 978-0-330-25484-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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March 1978 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Speedboat
Author(s): Renata Adler
ISBN: 0-445-04192-7 / 978-0-445-04192-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Speedboat (NYRB Classics)
Author(s): Renata Adler
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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