New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
From the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of The Great Man, a scintillating novel of love, loss, and literary rivalry set in rapidly changing Brooklyn.

The Astral is a huge rose-colored old pile of an apartment building in the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For decades it was the happy home (or so he thought) of the poet Harry Quirk and his wife, Luz, a nurse, and of their two children: Karina, now a fervent freegan, and Hector, now in the clutches of a cultish Christian community. But Luz has found (and destroyed) some poems of Harry's that ignite her long-simmering suspicions of infidelity, and he's been summarily kicked out. He now has to reckon with the consequence of his literary, marital, financial, and parental failures (and perhaps others) and find his way forward - and back into Luz's good graces.

Harry Quirk is, in short, a loser, living small and low in the water. But touched by Kate Christensen's novelistic grace and acute perception, his floundering attempts to reach higher ground and forge a new life for himself become funny, bittersweet, and terrifically moving. She knows what secrets lurk in the hearts of men - and she turns them into literary art of the highest order.

Genre: Romance
 
Similar Books by other authors...

 
Used availability for Kate Christensen's The Astral


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

October 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The Astral (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Kate Christensen
ISBN: 1-4104-4232-2 / 978-1-4104-4232-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The Astral: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Christensen
ISBN: 0-385-53091-9 / 978-0-385-53091-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The Astral
Author(s): Kate Christensen
ISBN: 0-385-53092-7 / 978-0-385-53092-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Availability: Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Astral
Author(s): Kate Christensen
ISBN: 0-307-47335-X / 978-0-307-47335-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Astral: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Christensen
ISBN: 1-61120-104-7 / 978-1-61120-104-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2011 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Astral: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Christensen
ISBN: 1-61120-346-5 / 978-1-61120-346-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Astral: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Christensen
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



Search for