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The Interestings

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
From best-selling author Meg Wolitzer a dazzling, panoramic novel about what becomes of early talent, and the roles that art, money, and even envy can play in close friendships.

The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge.

The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age 15 is not always enough to propel someone through life at age 30; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules's now-married best friends, become shockingly successful - true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken.

Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.


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March 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Interestings (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 0-606-33062-3 / 978-0-606-33062-6 (USA edition)
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September 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Interestings (Wheeler publishing large print book)
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 1-4104-6220-X / 978-1-4104-6220-6 (USA edition)
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August 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Interestings
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ISBN: 0-7011-8827-8 / 978-0-7011-8827-6 (UK edition)
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April 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Interestings: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 1-59448-839-8 / 978-1-59448-839-9 (USA edition)
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April 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Interestings
Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 0-09-958409-3 / 978-0-09-958409-4 (UK edition)
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Title: The Interestings: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-59463-234-0 / 978-1-59463-234-1 (USA edition)
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October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Interestings
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Title: The Interestings
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Title: The Interestings
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Title: The Interestings
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Title: The Interestings: A Novel
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