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The Book of Getting Even

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
Son of a rabbi, budding astronomer Gabriel Geismar is on his way from youth to manhood in the 1970s when he falls in love with the esteemed and beguiling Hundert family, different in every way from his own. Over the course of a decade-long drama unfolding in New Orleans, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and the Wisconsin countryside, Gabriel enters more and more passionately and intimately into the world of his elective clan, discovering at the inmost center that he alone must bear the full weight of their tragedies, past and present. Yet The Book of Getting Even is funny and robust, a novel rich in those fundamentals we go to great fiction for: the exploration of what is hidden, the sudden shocks, the feeling at last of life laid bare.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Among the most original novels I have read in recent years." - Philip Roth


Used availability for Benjamin Taylor's The Book of Getting Even

Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book of Getting Even: A Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Taylor
ISBN: 1-58642-143-3 / 978-1-58642-143-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Steerforth
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Paperback Editions

February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Book of Getting Even: A Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Taylor
ISBN: 1-58195-232-5 / 978-1-58195-232-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Steerforth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA