Christmas in Austin

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Description

When the four Essinger children gather in Austin for Christmas, they all bring their news.Nathan is hoping to become a Federal judge. Susie's husband has taken a job in England. Jean has asked her boyfriend and boss to meet her family. Paul has broken up with Dana, mother of their son Cal. But their parents have plans, too, and invite Dana to stay, hoping to bring the couple back together. As the week unfolds, the Essingers all face conflicts of loyalty and tensions between old families and new. Rich, intimate, and deeply perceptive, Benjamin Markovits' Christmas in Austin beautifully explores the deep-rooted division between the world we grow up in, and the life we make for ourselves.

Product Details

Price
$25.95  $23.87
Publisher
Faber & Faber Social
Publish Date
November 07, 2019
Pages
320
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780571354252
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About the Author

Benjamin Markovits grew up in Texas, London, and Berlin. One of Granta's Best Young British Novelists and the winner of the James Tait Black Award, he is the author of eight novels. 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.

Reviews

"In tender, compassionate prose and a deftly compressed time-scheme, Markovits glints through desire, ennui, misunderstanding, and love, illuminating one family's life so that it glows collectively like a human panorama." -- Jonathan Lethem on A Weekend in New York
"Markovits's second title featuring the Essinger family will find an audience with readers looking for a holiday story that's light on the Christmas merrymaking and more focused on the complex dynamics at work in relationships among adult siblings, their spouses and children, and their aging parents." -- Library Journal
"Markovits's writing makes the ordinary unforgettable." -- New York Times