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The Antiques

(2017)
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"The Antiques is an exuberant, lusty novel that had me laughing in the most inappropriate places. I loved it!"
David Abrams


"The Antiques is a literary hurricane of hilarity, heartbreak, and familial redemption. "
Nickolas Butler


A family reunites after the death of its patriarch just as a hurricane tears through town in this "sparklingly funny novel about love, power, money, and adult siblings finding the beating heart of what matters most: one another" (People).

On the night of a massive hurricane, three estranged siblings learn that their father is dying. For the first time in years, they convene at their childhood home in upstate New York, where the storm has downed power lines, flooded houses, and destroyed the family's antique store.

The Westfalls are no strangers to dysfunction. But never have their lives felt so out of control. Armie is living in their parents' basement. In Manhattan, Josef, a sex-addicted techie, is struggling to repair his broken relationship with his daughters. Their sister, Charlie, who works in Hollywood as a publicist for a wayward young actress, just learned that her son has been expelled from preschool. Amid the storm, they come together to plan their father's memorial service, only to learn his dying wish - they must sell his priceless Magritte painting. As their failures are laid bare, they discover that hope often lurks in the darkest of places. And so, too, can hilarity.

Complete with an irresistible plot and deeply flawed, affectionately rendered characters, Kris D'Agostino's "sharp, funny [novel] conveys the disorienting and ever-shifting effects of grief" (The New York Times) and the unexpected epiphanies that emerge in chaos. This "darkly humorous portrait of the American family under duress... balances scathing and humorous commentary on the foibles of family with keen insight" (Publishers Weekly). Perfect for "fans of funny family dysfunction novels like Jonathan Tropper's This Is Where I Leave You...and Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's The Nest" (Booklist), The Antiques is a heartbreaking, nimble, laugh-out-loud funny send-up of modern family life.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Used availability for Kris D'Agostino's The Antiques


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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Antiques: A Novel
Author(s): Kris D'Agostino
ISBN: 1-5011-3897-9 / 978-1-5011-3897-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

December 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Antiques: A Novel
Author(s): Kris D'Agostino
ISBN: 1-5011-3898-7 / 978-1-5011-3898-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2017 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Antiques: A Novel
Author(s): Kris D'Agostino
ISBN: 1-5159-1805-X / 978-1-5159-1805-9
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Antiques: A Novel
Author(s): Kris D'Agostino
ISBN: 1-5159-6805-7 / 978-1-5159-6805-4
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Antiques: A Novel
Author(s): Kris D'Agostino
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Antiques: A Novel
Author(s): Kris D'Agostino
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Antiques: A Novel
Author(s): Kris D'Agostino
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon UK   


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