A Weekend in New York

A Weekend in New York

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ISBN
9780571338061
Published
04/07/2019
9780571338061
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
352

About the Book

Paul is a mid-ranking tennis professional on the ATP tour. His girlfriend Dana is an ex-model and photographer, and together with their two-year-old son they form a tableau of the contented upper-middle-class New York family. But Paul’s parents and siblings have come to stay in the build-up to the US Open, and with summer storms brewing, several generations of domestic tension are brought to boiling point . . .
Paul is a mid-ranking tennis professional on the ATP tour. His girlfriend Dana is an ex-model and photographer, and together with their two-year-old son they form a tableau of the contented upper-middle-class New York family. But Paul’s parents and siblings have come to stay in the build-up to the US Open, and with summer storms brewing, several generations of domestic tension are brought to boiling point . . .
  • Benjamin Markovits

    Benjamin Markovits grew up in Texas, London and Berlin. He is the author of six previous novels: The Syme Papers, Either Side of Winter, Imposture, A Quiet Adjustment, Playing Days and Childish Loves. He has published essays, stories, poetry and reviews on subjects ranging from the Romantics to American sports in the Guardian, Granta, The Paris Review and The New York Times, among other publications. He lives in London and teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London.

“Elegant, absorbing . . . What a fine ear Markovits has for the way people talk . . . Each exchange is a prolonged, expert rally, with the book as the ball, bearing the imprint of each family member in turn.”
- Xan Brooks, Guardian
“A book to be savoured … for its granular evocation of family life . . . Hugely enjoyable.”
- Anthony Cummins, Observer

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