Helen Schulman A Day at the Beach

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A Day at the Beach

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The marriage of Gerhard and Suzannah Falktopf is already in trouble when tragedy strikes on the morning of September 11, 2001. As a quintessential downtown art couple -- he a famous choreographer, she his muse and principal dancer and now the mother of their four-year-old son -- the strains in their marriage have been kept at bay by the glamorous velocity of their lives. Though they escape harm when the planes crash into the towers, husband and wife are suddenly cast into an unpredictable psychological space that allows their buried selves, and their sharp differences, to rise to the surface. After packing up the car, and with their gorgeous young nanny in tow, they head for the safety of the Hamptons. But despite their soft landing in this cocoon of privilege, the unleashed demons will push them to their psychic limits -- so much so that by the next morning they will hardly recognize each other.

Taking place over a manic twenty-four hours, A Day at the Beach is a fast-paced, razor-sharp story whose personal tragedy contains sparks of dark humor about American life pre- and post-9/11. It is a story that speaks to our memories of that day, which, for all of us in so many different ways, meant the end of a world and the birth of something new. Or so it seemed . . .

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HELEN SCHULMAN is the author of the novels P.S., The Revisionist, and Out of Time, and the short story collection Not a Free Show. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Vanity Fair, Time, Vogue, GQ, The Paris Review, and the New York Times Book Review. She lives in New York City.

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"Impressive and effortless-looking . . . A Day At the Beach is a riveting story that captures the zeitgeist pitch-perfectly." --Kurt Andersen, author of The Turn of the Century and Heyday and host of "Studio 360"

"Schulman succeeds in creating an identifiable emotional landscape out of an incomprehensible tragedy." Kirkus Reviews

"[Schulman writes with] a depth and realism that disturbingly recalls the events [of 9/11] while also transforming them into art." Library Journal Starred

"A haunting, poignant remembrance." Publishers Weekly

"Schulman bravely and skillfully illuminates the domino effect of the falling towers on people’s psyches and lives." --Bliss Broyard Elle

"Finely wrought, deeply felt and mercifully funny." --Sarah Towers The New York Times Book Review

"Entrancing . . . [Schulman] exhibits an artist's eye for detail." --Melissa Rose Bernardo Entertainment Weekly

"Tackles its own concerns . . . with skill and intelligence. It's a novel of ideas, in the very best sense." --Carolyn See The Washington Post

"Makes me feel physically ill with jealousy that I did not write it, but physically ill in a good way." --Anne Lamott Time Magazine

"[Helen Schulman's] writing is distractingly, almost brazenly beautiful." The New Yorker

"Intense, disconcerting . . . a standout in the increasingly crowded field of 9/11 novels." --Ruth Franklin, Slate

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Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The marriage of Gerhard and Suzannah Falktopf is already in trouble when tragedy strikes on the morning of September 11, 2001. As a quintessential downtown art couple -- he a famous choreographer, she his muse and principal dancer and now the mother of their four-year-old son -- the strains in their marriage have been kept at bay by the glamorous velocity of their lives. Though they escape harm when the planes crash into the towers, husband and wife are suddenly cast into an unpredictable psychological space that allows their buried selves, and their sharp differences, to rise to the surface. After packing up the car, and with their gorgeous young nanny in tow, they head for the safety of the Hamptons. But despite their soft landing in this cocoon of privilege, the unleashed demons will push them to their psychic limits -- so much so that by the next morning they will hardly recognize each other. Taking place over a manic twenty-four hours, A Day at the Beach is a fast-paced, razor-sharp story whose personal tragedy contains sparks of dark humor about American life pre- and post-9/11. It is a story that speaks to our memories of that day, which, for all of us in so many different ways, meant the end of a world and the birth of something new. Or so it seemed . . . Seller Inventory # FLT9780618746545

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