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A fortunate age

a novel

by Joanna Smith Rakoff

  • 238 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • College graduates -- Fiction,
  • Friendship -- Fiction,
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJoanna Smith Rakoff.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3618.A437 F67 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16900977M
    ISBN 101416590773
    ISBN 109781416590774
    LC Control Number2008024808

    Like The Group, Mary McCarthy’s classic tale about coming of age in New York, Joanna Smith Rakoff ‘s richly drawn and immensely satisfying first novel details the lives of a group of Oberlin graduates whose ambitions and friendships threaten to unravel as they chase their dreams, shed their youth.   A Fortunate Age closely resembles those earlier productions, with its cast of former college pals trying to make a place for themselves in the world, in NYC. It also begins with a wedding, which shocks them all, including the bride, after which the reader follows along as the members of the clique explore relationships, sex, and professions 3/5(1).

    A Fortunate Life is the only book written by Australian author, Albert Bernard Facey. The author recounts the events of his life from the late 19th century through to There are no literary devices employed: this is simple narration, the honest telling of a tale by a marvellous storyteller/5(). The jacket copy for Joanna Smith Rakoff’s A Fortunate Age compares the book to Mary McCarthy’s The Group; in the acknowledgments, the author calls it “an homage” to that novel. Neither reference prepares the reader for what follows: a scene-by-scene replay of McCarthy’s work.

      Combining cockeyed details of development that ring true with empathy and insight, Rakoff tells the story of marriages, children, and the success (or failure) of these characters' art with a light and witty touch. A portrait of a generation, A Fortunate Age is a delight” — Jill Owens, Powell's Books, Inc, Portland, OR. A Fortunate Life by A B Facey Book Resume: Born in , Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent sixty years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always saw his life as a 'fortunate' one.


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Stylistically, A Fortunate Age is a topnotch novel. Joanna Rakoff Smith is a vastly talented, more than capable writer. But in terms of content--a collection of privileged characters, academics, editors, actors, struggling to find their way in New York City--is too diffuse in its string of episodes languishing over a sometimes tedious page landscape.3/5(50).

About The Book. Instantly compelling and immensely satisfying, A Fortunate Age details the lives of a group of Oberlin graduates whose ambitions and friendships threaten to unravel as they chase their dreams, shed their youth, and build their lives in Brooklyn during the late s.

There’s Lil, a would-be scholar whose wedding brings the group back together; Beth, who struggles to let go of her Released on: Febru   Instantly compelling and immensely satisfying, A Fortunate Age details the lives of a group of Oberlin graduates whose ambitions and friendships Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpBrand: Scribner.

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A Fortunate Age by Joanna Rakoff, A Fortunate Age Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Fortunate Age books, Living in crumbling Brooklyn apartments, holding down jobs as actors and writers and eschewing the middle-class sensibilities of their parents, graduates of the prestigious Oberlin College, Lil, Beth, Sadie, Emily, Dave and Tal believe they can have it all.

A Fortunate Age By JOANNA SMITH RAKOFF. Reviewed by Amy Benfer / Share How they would put it is that they are readers of The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic, and later writers for Salon and Slate and various New Economy magazines; they joke about Derrida and Hume and Lacan and New Criticism and watch Godard and Fellini Author: Amy Benfer.

— Jill Owens, Powell's Books, Inc, Portland, OR Description Instantly compelling and immensely satisfying, A Fortunate Age details the lives of a group of Oberlin graduates whose ambitions and friendships threaten to unravel as they chase their dreams, shed their youth, and build their lives in Brooklyn during the late s.

Sprawling and richly drawn, A Fortunate Age traces the lives of the group during some of the most defining years of modern America - from the decadence of the dot com boom through to the sobering events of September 11 and the trailing years that followed - this brilliant, ambitious debut novel perfectly captures the hopes, anxieties and dreams Pages: Like The Group, Mary McCarthy's classic tale about coming of age in New York, Joanna Smith Rakoff 's richly drawn and immensely satisfying first novel details the lives of a group of Oberlin graduates.

A Fortunate Age (Paperback) A Novel. By Joanna Smith Rakoff. Scribner,pp. Publication Date: Febru Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover (4/7/).

"A Fortunate Age" by Joanna Smith Rakoff is the story of six 20 somethings, starting out in New York. It is set in the late 90s and turn of the century, and follows five Oberlin graduates as they shed their youth and start their lives. I found that the characters were difficult to follow and I /5(13).

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— Jill Owens, Powell's Books, Inc, Portland, OR. Description. Instantly compelling and immensely satisfying, A Fortunate Age details the lives of a group of Oberlin graduates whose ambitions and friendships threaten to unravel as they chase their dreams, shed their youth, and build their lives in Brooklyn during the late s.

Sprawling and richly drawn, A Fortunate Age traces the lives of the group during some of the most defining years of modern America -- from the decadence of the dot com boom through to the sobering events of September 11 and the trailing years that followed -- this brilliant, ambitious debut novel perfectly captures the hopes, anxieties and.

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The book some strong points. The concept is intriguing. Rakoff clearly knows her New York neighborhoods and does an excellent job re-creating s:. A Fortunate Age The television show “Seinfeld” was famous for being a “show about nothing.” Joanna Smith Rakoff’s debut novel, on the other hand, is a book about everything.

A Fortunate Age covers the gamut of life experience as her characters deal with everything from careers, children and marriage to mental illness and death.Like The Group, Mary McCarthy's classic tale about coming of age in New York, Joanna Smith Rakoff 's richly drawn and immensely satisfying first novel details the lives of a group of Oberlin graduates whose ambitions and friendships threaten to unravel as they chase their dreams, shed their youth, and build their lives in Brooklyn during the late s and the turn of the twenty-first century.A Fortunate Age leaves a lasting impression” – New York Observer “Superb, acutely insightful a modern-day version of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence” – The Rumpus “The poet and journalist assures her place on the East Coast literary scene with this artful, engaging novel” – Daily Mail.