A Weekend in New York

Benjamin Markovits

A brilliant new novel of family life from one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists and the winner of the James Tait Black Award: Ben Markovits.

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‘Elegant and absorbing.’ Guardian
‘A book to be savoured.’ Observer
‘Intimate, funny . . . Masterfully done.’ Daily Mail
‘Sophisticated and engrossing.’ Literary Review

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 . . .

Critic Reviews

Ben Markovits' writing makes the ordinary unforgettable.

Richard Eder, New York Times
Critic Reviews

In tender, compassionate prose and a deftly compressed time-scheme, Markovits glints through desire, ennui, misunderstanding, and love, illuminating his family so they collectively glow like a human panorama.

Jonathan Lethem

Benjamin Markovits grew up in Texas, London and Berlin. He is the author of eleven novels, including Either Side of Winter, You Don’t Have To Live Like This, and Christmas in Austin. 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…

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