Triburbia (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Jul 31, 2012 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Thrown together by circumstance, a group of fathers—a sound engineer, a sculptor, a film producer, a chef, a memoirist, a gangster—meets each morning at a local Tribeca coffee shop after walking their children to their exclusive school.

The sound engineer looks uncomfortably like the guy on the sex offender posters strewn around the neighborhood; the memoirist is on the verge of being outed for fabricating his experiences; and the narcissistic chef puts his quest for the perfect quail-egg frittata before his children's well-being. Over the course of a single school year, we are privy to their secrets, passions, and hopes, and learn of their dreams deferred as they confront harsh realities about ambition, wealth, and sex. And we meet their wives and children, who together with these men are discovering the hard truths and welcome surprises that accompany family, marriage, and real estate at midlife.

Fascinatingly layered and multidimensional, these linked stories, arranged like puzzle pieces, create a powerful portrait of unlikely friends and their neighborhood in transition. Striking chords that range from haunting and heartbreaking to darkly funny and deeply poignant, Triburbia marks the start of a brilliant literary career.

  

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Very knowledgeable writer, fine storyteller. - Goodreads
Overall the writing quality is excellent. - Goodreads
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User Review  - sar96 - LibraryThing

In Triburiba, step into the lives of the people of Tribeca. Their children go to the same school; the parents find a group with one another; and their lives are intertwined. Who are the characters? What are their connections and/or interconnections? Stop in and visit with the people of Tribeca. Read full review

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User Review  - froxgirl - LibraryThing

Maybe you have to love New York to love this book. I do and I did. Linked stories organized by street address, because Real Estate Is Life in Tribeca. Although the stories focus on the dads, the women ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Karl Taro Greenfeld is the author of six previous books, including the acclaimed memoir Boy Alone and the novel Triburbia. His fiction has appeared in Harper's Magazine, the Paris Review, Best American Short Stories, and the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. He has been a longtime writer for Time and Sports Illustrated, among many other publications, and his nonfiction has been collected in Best American Sports Writing, Best American Non-Required Reading, Best American Travel Writing, and Best Creative Nonfiction.

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