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Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
In a New York City made phantasmagorical by the events of 9/11, Hans--a banker originally from the Netherlands--finds himself marooned among the strange occupants of the Chelsea Hotel after his English wife and son return to London. Alone and untethered, feeling lost in the country he had come to regard as home, Hans stumbles upon the vibrant New York subculture of cricket, where he revisits his lost childhood and, thanks to a friendship with a charismatic and charming Trinidadian named Chuck Ramkissoon, begins to reconnect with his life and his adopted country. Ramkissoon, a Gatsby-like figure who is part idealist and part operator, introduces Hans to an 'other' New York populated by immigrants and strivers of every race and nationality. Hans is alternately seduced and instructed by Chuck's particular brand of naivete and chutzpah--by his ability to a hold fast to a sense of American and human possibility in which Hans has come to lose faith.

Netherland gives us both a flawlessly drawn picture of a little-known New York and a story of much larger, and brilliantly achieved ambition: the grand strangeness and fading promise of 21st century America from an outsider's vantage point, and the complicated relationship between the American dream and the particular dreamers. Most immediately, though, it is the story of one man--of a marriage foundering and recuperating in its mystery and ordinariness, of the shallows and depths of male friendship, of mourning and memory. Joseph O'Neill's prose, in its conscientiousness and beauty, involves us utterly in the struggle for meaning that governs any single life.

    

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October 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Netherland
Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
ISBN: 1-60285-314-2 / 978-1-60285-314-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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May 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Netherland: A Novel
Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
ISBN: 0-307-37704-0 / 978-0-307-37704-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Netherland
Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
ISBN: 0-00-726906-4 / 978-0-00-726906-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Netherland Signed Edition
Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
ISBN: 1-84579-920-8 / 978-1-84579-920-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Paperback Editions

May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Netherland (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
ISBN: 0-307-38877-8 / 978-0-307-38877-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Netherland
Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
ISBN: 0-00-727570-6 / 978-0-00-727570-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Netherland
Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
ISBN: 0-00-730296-7 / 978-0-00-730296-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Netherland
Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
ISBN: 0-00-727500-5 / 978-0-00-727500-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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August 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Netherland
Author(s): Joseph O' Neill
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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August 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Netherland
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Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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June 2010 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Netherland
Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
ISBN: 1-84648-861-3 / 978-1-84648-861-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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June 2010 : UK Audio CD

Title: Netherland
Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
ISBN: 1-84648-885-0 / 978-1-84648-885-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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December 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Netherland
Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
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August 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Netherland
Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
ISBN: 1-4361-5542-8 / 978-1-4361-5542-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Netherland
Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Netherland: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Joseph O'Neill
Publisher: Vintage
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