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Long Island compromise :  a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Long Island compromise : a novel / by Taffy Brodesser-Akner.

Summary:

"In 1980, a wealthy businessman named Carl Fletcher is kidnapped from his driveway, brutalized, and held for ransom. He is returned to his wife and kids less than a week later, only slightly the worse, and the family moves on with their lives, resuming their prized places in the saga of the American dream, comforted in the realization that though their money may have been what endangered them, it is also what assured them their safety. But now, nearly forty years later, it’s clear that perhaps nobody ever got over anything, after all. Carl has spent the ensuing years secretly seeking closure to the matter of his kidnapping, while his wife, Ruth, has spent her potential protecting her husband’s emotional health. Their three grown children aren’t doing much better: Nathan’s chronic fear won’t allow him to advance at his law firm; Beamer, a Hollywood screenwriter, will consume anything--substance, foodstuff, women--in order to numb his own perpetual terror; and Jenny has spent her life so bent on proving that she’s not a product of her family’s pathology that she has come to define it. As they hover at the delicate precipice of a different kind of survival, they learn that the family fortune has dwindled to just about nothing, and they must face desperate questions about how much their wealth has played a part in both their lives’ successes and failures." -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593133491
  • ISBN: 0593133498
  • Physical Description: 444 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2024.
Subject: Rich people > Crimes against > Fiction.
Kidnapping victims > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
Long Island (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.

Available copies

  • 4 of 14 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

Holds

  • 5 current holds with 14 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library FICTION BRODESSER-AKNER 2024 (Text) 0001012551668 Fiction New Available -


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