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A sprawling, multicharacter masterpiece of guilt and the hope for redemption

Opening in 1943 and spanning over a decade, The New Yorkers is Hortense Calisher's most ambitious novel. Judge Simon Mannix, a well-educated upper-middle-class New Yorker, is faced with a terrible decision when his unfaithful wife is accidentally shot and killed by their twelve-year-old daughter. Mannix insists upon keeping the truth a secret, claiming that the death was a suicide, as he attempts to save his child from a life of psychological trauma. Shame accumulates in his consciousness, and Mannix finds himself obsessed with the nuances of guilt.

Calisher weaves a complex tapestry of closely observed human behaviors and emotions, accentuated by a collection of fragmented portraits of the lives that intersect with those of the judge and his daughter.

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Used availability for Hortense Calisher's The New Yorkers

Hardback Editions

January 1970 : UK Hardback
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Title: New Yorkers
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
ISBN: 0-224-61779-6 / 978-0-224-61779-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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June 1969 : Hardback
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Title: New Yorkers
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
ISBN: 9997405412 / 978-9997405418
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
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Paperback Editions

April 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The New Yorkers
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
ISBN: 1-55584-195-3 / 978-1-55584-195-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Pr
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The New Yorkers: A Novel
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
Publisher: Open Road Media
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