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By Julia Pierpont

ISBN-10: 0812985346

ISBN-13: 9780812985344

ISBN-10: 1101912871

ISBN-13: 9781101912874

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE 12 months via SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE AND THE HUFFINGTON POST • Features an unique dialog among Julia Pierpont and Lena Dunham

For fanatics of Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Franzen, Lorrie Moore, and Curtis Sittenfeld, Among the 10 Thousand Things is a blinding first novel, a portrait of an American relatives at the cusp of irrevocable switch, and a startlingly unique tale of affection and time lost.

Jack Shanley is a widely known long island artist, captivating and useless, who doesn’t suggest to plunge his kinfolk into predicament. His spouse, Deb, gladly left in the back of a tricky profession as a dancer to elevate the 2 young children she adores. within the resulting years, she has in most cases kept away from coming face-to-face with the weaknesses of the guy she married. yet then an anonymously despatched package deal arrives within the mail: a cardboard field containing sheaves of published emails chronicling Jack’s mystery lifestyles. The package deal is addressed to Deb, yet it’s introduced into the incorrect arms: her children’s.

With this vertiginous commencing starts off a debut that's via turns humorous, clever, and indescribably relocating. because the Shanleys spin aside into separate orbits, leaving manhattan in an try to regain their bearings, fifteen-year-old Simon feels the attract of grownup freedoms for the 1st time, whereas eleven-year-old Kay wanders precariously right into a grown-up global she can’t probably comprehend. Writing with awesome precision, humor, and wonder, Julia Pierpont has crafted a undying, highly relaxing novel in regards to the bonds of relations life—their brittleness, and their resilience.

Praise for Among the 10 Thousand Things

“A luscious, clever summer time novel . . . via a blazingly gifted younger author.”The ny occasions publication Review
“This publication is without doubt one of the funniest, and so much emotionally sincere, I’ve learn in an extended time.”—Jonathan Safran Foer
“Obsessively compelling . . . emotionally refined . . . Among the 10 Thousand Things rises above [other novels] for its imagined constitution, sentence-by-sentence punch, and natural humanity.”Vanity Fair
“Gripping . . . Pierpont brings this kinfolk of 4 to lifestyles in sharply saw element. . . . An acute observer of social comedy, Ms. Pierpont has a willing eye for the absurd.”The Wall road Journal
“Pierpont’s language is heart-stopping. . . . among Pierpont’s literary finesse and her fascinating characters, [Among the 10 Thousand Things] reads like a page-turner.”Entertainment Weekly (grade: A)
“A twisty, gripping story—that packs an emotional wallop.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“There are going to be as many creative twists and turns during this literary novel as there are in a top-notch paintings of suspense like Gone Girl.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air

“Tender, delicately perceptive . . . Pierpont’s voice is wry and assured, and she or he is an exceptional anthropologist of recent York life.”The Washington Post

“Pierpont monitors a precocious reward for language and remark. . . . She captures the trivia of loneliness that pushes us clear of one another and occasionally brings us back.”San Francisco Chronicle

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