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The Privileges

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Smart, socially gifted, and chronically impatient, Adam and Cynthia Morey are so perfect for each other that united they become a kind of fortress against the world. In their hurry to start a new life, they marry young and have two children before Cynthia reaches the age of twenty-five. Adam is a rising star in the world of private equity and becomes his boss's protégé. With a beautiful home in the upper-class precincts of Manhattan, gorgeous children, and plenty of money, they are, by any reasonable standard, successful.
But the Moreys' standards are not the same as other people's. The future in which they have always believed for themselves and their children - a life of almost boundless privilege, in which any desire can be acted upon and any ambition made real - is still out there, but it is not arriving fast enough to suit them. As Cynthia, at home with the kids day after identical day, begins to drift, Adam is confronted with a choice that will test how much he is willing to risk to ensure his family's happiness and to recapture the sense that the only acceptable life is one of infinite possibility.

The Privileges is an odyssey of a couple touched by fortune, changed by time, and guided above all else by their epic love for each other. Lyrical, provocative, and brilliantly imagined, this is a timely meditation on wealth, family, and what it means to leave the world richer than you found it.

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"Incredibly readable, intelligent, and incisive... Jonathan Dee takes us inside the world of what desire and wealth can do, and cannot do, for the self, the soul, and the family." - Elizabeth Strout


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October 2010 : USA Hardback
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ISBN: 0-547-23704-9 / 978-0-547-23704-6 (USA edition)
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January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Privileges: A Novel
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January 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Organic and Biological Chemistry
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2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Privileges
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ISBN: 0-547-00000-6 / 978-0-547-00000-8 (USA edition)
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ISBN: 1-84901-593-7 / 978-1-84901-593-6 (UK edition)
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October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Privileges: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)
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ISBN: 0-8129-8079-4 / 978-0-8129-8079-0 (USA edition)
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May 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Privileges
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ISBN: 1-84901-405-1 / 978-1-84901-405-2 (UK edition)
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April 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Privileges
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ISBN: 1-4498-2453-6 / 978-1-4498-2453-2 (USA edition)
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December 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Privileges: A Novel
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Author(s): Jonathan Dee
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2010 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Privileges
Author(s): Jonathan Dee
ISBN: 1-4498-2454-4 / 978-1-4498-2454-9 (USA edition)
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Title: The Privileges
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Title: The Privileges: A Novel
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Publisher: Random House
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