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From Rockaway

By Jill Eisenstadt

  • Paperback
  • £12.99

"FROM ROCKAWAY is a sweet, wistful coming-of-age saga, a fragmentary view of teenagers vibrating between high school flings and adult responsibilities...less a novel than an album, a series of feisty, compassionate literary Polaroids." --Paul Rudnick, Los Angeles Times

In Jill Eisenstadt's savvy, heartfelt novel we enter the world of working-class kids in 1980's-era Rockaway, New York, a beach community where beer cans and cigarette butts stud the sand instead of seashells. Peg, Alex, Chowderhead, and Timmy play, drink, and dream together. Their circle breaks apart when Alex gets a scholarship to a "rich kids" school in New England. Soon the rituals described in her anthropology text seem less bizarre than the games in the dorms around her. It is back to Rockaway, reunited with the old gang for the summer, that the explosive depth of feeling in kids with no options beyond the local deli and the lifeguard stands shows Alex what it means to face adulthood.

Biographical Notes

Jill Eisenstadt is the author of the novels From Rockaway, Kiss Out, and Swell. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Boston Review, New York Magazine, and BOMB. She lives in Brooklyn.

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  • ISBN: 9780316506335
  • Publication date: 26 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 272
  • Imprint: Back Bay
Little, Brown US

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Living in Tribeca after September 11th, Sue Glassman discovers that she is pregnant with her third child and quickly makes a series of decisions:- Sell the family's soot-filled Tribeca apartment.- Accept her father-in-law's gift of a beach house in the Rockaways.- Honour her mother-in-law's dying wish that she convert to Judaism.The next year in the Glassmans' lives brings more change than they could have predicted. The Rockaways are in the midst of a great upheaval - populated by first responders and their families, the community is still trying to pick up the pieces of their lives in the aftermath of great tragedy. Then, one day, the 92-year-old former owner of the house show up to claim it for herself.Returning to the same territory as her previous books, From Rockaway and Kiss Out, Jill Eisenstadt tells an irreverent, off-kilter tale of a family figuring out its next chapter.

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