Anywhere But Here and The Lost Father have established Mona Simpson as one of our most accomplished writers. In her new novel--the portrait of a legendary, quintessentially American entrepreneur trapped by the age he helped to define--she brilliantly extends her achievement. More powerfully than ever before, Simpson uncovers the nature of longing and belonging, of blood relations and the human heart.
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Mona Simpson's first two novels, Anywhere but Here and The Lost Father, won her literary renown and a wide following. Now, in her third novel, the narrator Ann Atassi has been replaced by a third-person narrator recounting the adventures of young Jane di Natali, but the theme remains the same: the search for, and the attempt to understand, the absent father. This time the father is a millionaire biotechnology magnate named Tom Owens--loosely based, perhaps, on Steven Jobs, Mona Simpson's half-brother and the founder of Apple Computers. Fans of Simpson's previous novels will not be disappointed by this excursion into the cracked world of family relations.About the Author:
Mona Simpson since 1988 has taught at Bard College, where she is now the Sadie Samuelson Levy Professor of Languages and Literature.
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Book Description Knopf, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0679450912
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Book Description Knopf, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition.... NY: Knopf, 1996. First edition, first printing. New in dust jacket. A crisp unread copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. In archival-quality mylar dust jacket cover. Shipped in well-padded box. 0.0. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1706