qKath is curious, q observes her younger brother, Ethan, not without anxiety. She is thirteen; already everyone can see she's got her eye on bigger things than provincial Fresno can offer. Years in the glamorous chill of an East Coast prep school will introduce her to a razor-sharp sense of social distinction, cocaine qso good it's pink, q and an indispensable best friend--all that she needs to prepare for life in Manhattan. There will be fourteen-dollar cocktails but no money for groceries; unsuitable men of enormous charm, and unsuitable jobs of no charm at all; and a wistful yearning for a transformation from someone of promise into someone of genius. In this deliciously witty and affecting debut novel, fiction winks at real life: Katherine Taylor is its muddled heroine, and also its author. Written in the tradition of Curtis Sittenfeld and Melissa Bank, with the gorgeous hues of a pile of Gatsby's shirts, Rules for Saying Goodbye is a bittersweet yet comic coming-of-age tale that has an unerring feel for the delights and malaises of a generation.Ethan was standing in the doorway that separated the kitchen from his bedroom in New York. ... aI get lonesome in the morning, a I said. ... my mastera#39;s degree in writing and after Ethan graduated from college, he moved into my rent-controlled apartment on Seventy-fifth Street in New York. ... Albert was the super at a tenement on the Lower East Side and ran a small publishing company in his basement.
|Title||:||Rules for Saying Goodbye|
|Publisher||:||Macmillan - 2008-05-27|