Amateur Barbarians: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 7, 2009 - Fiction - 416 pages
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User Review  - johnluiz - LibraryThing

A wonderfully written tale of a man going through a mid-life crisis, who shares alternating chapters with 30-year-old man trying to get a start on adulthood. Wonderful insights into male psyche here ... Read full review

AMATEUR BARBARIANS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Cohen (Inspired Sleep, 2001, etc.) explores the emptiness beneath the placid surface of modern life.These barbarians aren't anything terribly special—they are, after all, amateurs—but they do have ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
21
Section 3
59
Section 4
93
Section 5
109
Section 6
131
Section 7
207
Section 8
255
Section 9
281
Section 10
299
Section 11
325
Section 12
335
Section 13
363
Section 14
385
Section 15
403
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About the author (2009)

Robert Cohen is the author of three previous novels, The Organ Builder, The Here and Now, and Inspired Sleep, and a collection of short stories. Winner of a Lila Atcheston Wallace -Reader's Digest Writers Award, the Ribalow Prize, The Pushcart Prize, and a Whiting Award, he has published short fiction in a variety of publications -- including Harpers, GQ, The Paris Review and Ploughshares. He has taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop, Harvard University, and Middlebury College. He lives in Vermont.

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