Farrell Covington and the Limits of Style


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$28.99  $26.96
Atria Books
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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.14 pounds

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About the Author

Paul Rudnick is an author, playwright, and screenwriter. His plays have been produced on and off Broadway and include Jeffrey, I Hate Hamlet, Regrets Only, and The New Century. He is the author of seven books, and his writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Esquire, and more. His screenplays include Addams Family Values, Coastal Elites, In & Out, Sister Act, and the film adaptation of Jeffrey. Find out more at PaulRudnick.com.


"This is precisely the novel I've been dying for this year, a case study in elegant, honest tragicomedy. And it's also by the genuinely hilarious Paul Rudnick, so you know at least every other sentence is going to lay you out on your side, gasping for air, or at least another martini." --Gary Shteyngart, New York Times bestselling author of Our Country Friends
"I loved Farrell Covington and the Limits of Style. Just ate up every word; it will make a Rudnick fan out of every reader. No funnier, wiser or more charming book will come out this year, I guarantee. So what are you waiting for? Get it!" --Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less and Less Is Lost
"If you believe that there should be more pleasure, more style (high and low) and more genuine wit in this world, then read Farrell Covington and the Limits of Style. If you don't, I am sorry for you and if anyone cares for you, even a little, they will run out and get you this joyful and snarky, life-affirming, love-celebrating novel." --Amy Bloom, New York Times bestselling author of In Love
"Rudnick writes with such engaging wit, side-eyed perceptiveness, and barbed elan, with such irrepressible life, that before you quite notice the shadings of loss, mortality and poignant retrospection in his new novel, they have already touched you with their power." --Michael Chabon

"Dazzling and funny...[Rudnick] proves himself to be in top form, and each page is loaded with quippy dialogue and winning character work. This is a roaring good time." --Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
"A gay love story for the ages from one of the great comic voices of his generation...Is it a spoiler to say there are no limits? At least not to Rudnick's ability to brilliantly elegize and entertain." --Kirkus (starred review)
"Readers rejoice! In Rudnick's exuberant novel, style is unlimited." --Booklist (starred review)
"Tugs at the heart...Rudnick delivers [a] multiple-laughs-per-paragraph pace." --The New York Times
"A hot contender for best banter in a beach read...Prepare to be delighted."--The Washington Post
"Rudnick has long been one of New York's most puckish wits, but now he shows how wisdom can back it up." --Airmail