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A Long Island Story

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
It is 1953, a heat wave is sweeping across America and the Grossmans - Ben, Addie and their two children - are moving their lives from the political heart of Washington, DC to suburban Long Island.

Benny was a successful lawyer in the Department of Justice, but all that has come tumbling down. With the McCarthy era of paranoia, persecution, and propaganda at its height, his past has come back to haunt him, forcing him to pack up his family and leave the capital behind. With their future uncertain, life in Long Island starts to open old wounds for Ben and Addie, and both start to wonder if they were meant for more, whether their future might look different than they planned and whether their marriage - their family - is worth fighting for....

A Long Island Story is a portrait of a marriage in crisis, of a unique and fascinating period in US history and of a seemingly perfect family fighting their demons behind closed doors.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A natural and gifted storyteller." - Colm Tóibín


Used availability for Rick Gekoski's A Long Island Story

Hardback Editions

July 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Long Island Story
Author(s): Rick Gekoski
ISBN: 1-78689-342-8 / 978-1-78689-342-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Long Island Story
Author(s): Rick Gekoski
ISBN: 1-78689-343-6 / 978-1-78689-343-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Audio Editions

July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Long Island Story
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July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Long Island Story
Author(s): Rick Gekoski
Publisher: Canongate Books
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July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Long Island Story
Author(s): Rick Gekoski
Publisher: Canongate Books
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July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Long Island Story
Author(s): Rick Gekoski
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Long Island Story
Author(s): Rick Gekoski
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU