The Object Lesson

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Simon & Schuster, 1993 - Fiction - 554 pages
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"The remarkable debut of an extraordinary new voice in American fiction, The Object Lesson is a romantic and disturbing journey through the troubled lives of affluent Manhattanites. When the solitary life of a young reporter is interrupted by news of a former friend's violent injury, their awkward reunion is the beginning of a baffling criminal investigation that will lead deep into the unfamiliar terrain of city politics, psychotherapy, and high fashion." "The inexperienced journalist is soon cast back into the mercenary lives of his childhood acquaintances, who are burdened by a tragic secret. So begins a long journey across the dark landscape of the past - a remembrance of a forgotten summer, of a magnificent weekend in a New England coastal town, and of a single heartbreaking night that reveals that in the most fleeting of moments, the course of life may be irrevocably changed." "The Object Lesson is stunning tour-de-force - a vibrant portrait of another lost generation and a haunting, beautiful story of spiritual redemption."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Newcomer Orlando's overlong, ultimately unrewarding look into the dark past of the 1981 graduating class of an exclusive Manhattan prep school. It's five years since graduation, and Michael Cadenhead ... Read full review

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When a former high school classmate is stabbed, Michael Cadenhead is summoned to the hospital. Renewing high school friendships draws Cadenhead, and the reader, into a Manhattan mystery. The mystery ... Read full review


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