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Publisher's Summary

With the assurance of a veteran author, Joanna Smith Rakoff delivers a debut novel that has earned immediate comparison to seminal works from Mary McCarthy and Jay McInerney.

A Fortunate Age chronicles the lives of twentysomething New Yorkers as they struggle with relationships, careers, and the notion of where they fit in the world. Highlighted by razor-sharp character portraits, this is a work of startling scope and complexity.

©2009 Joanna Smith Rakoff; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Laurel
  • Pearland, TX, USA
  • 07-05-09

Compelling

Truly enjoyed this debut novel by Ms. Rakoff - started a bit slowly and ended abruptly! A long book in which you are drawn into the characters' lives & then don't want it to end... The narration was quite good too.

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Rich and intriguing

This one's for you Gen X. These are your people, This slow burning story of a loose group of friends is engaging and involving. Get into it!