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My Present Age

Vanderhaeghe, Guy

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ISBN 10: 0899193846 / ISBN 13: 9780899193847
Published by Houghton Mifflin (T), 1985
Used Condition: Collectible: Very Good Hardcover
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1985 stated first American edition with full number line hardback is signed by Guy Vanderhaeghe no marks and is in very good condition with dust coverAND AS ALWAYS SHIPPED IN 24 HOURS; and emailed to you a USPS tracking number on all orders; all books are sanitized and cleaned for your protection before mailing. PLEASE NOTE OVER SEAS BUYERS if the book extra large or heavy there will be additional postage due to the new US Postage rates. Bookseller Inventory # 141128019C

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Title: My Present Age

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T)

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

About this title


Overweight and on the downward slope of thirty, abandoned by his wife and unemployed, rude and funny, Ed, the New Man gone awry, embarks on a quest to locate his ex-wife Victoria

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“It is compulsively readable...and presents us with wholly credible people. This is realism at its best....”
Financial Times (U.K.)

“Vanderhaeghe’s considerable achievement in the novel is to explore the bleak landscape of contemporary relationships with uncommon insight and to create a memorable character who evokes our sympathy despite – or perhaps because of – his many frailties.”
Globe and Mail

“[Vanderhaeghe is] a savagely funny writer....[He] has created the perfect vessel from which to launch his kamikaze sorties into contemporary life....He has created one of the more quirkily appealing characters in recent fiction.”
Washington Post

“[A] masterful novel....Not a single false note mars the author’s graceful, precise depiction of the present era and its pitfalls.”
ALA Booklist (U.S.)

“[Vanderhaeghe is] an author of palpable and protean gifts.”
Boston Globe

My Present Age is black comedy at its intimate and subversive best.”
–Douglas Barbour, Canadian Literature

“Very nearly unique among present-day novels of any sort: like Philip Roth and almost no one else, Vanderhaeghe has the ability to make you root for the protagonist without setting up straw men or women for the protagonist....”
–Greil Marcus, Express, Berkeley (U.S.)

“A fast, fluent and very funny novel....This is a hilarious, bleakly realistic comedy about modern life’s conformists and casualties. Or more precisely, about what can happen when it’s finally time to grow up – and you can’t.”
Imagine Magazine (U.K.)

“[A] wonderful first novel....Brilliantly funny and very sad.”
San Jose Mercury News

“Compassionate, humorous, and thematically important.”
Bloomsbury Review (U.S.)

“A deftly done novel....[My Present Age] is astonishing in conception and execution....”
San Diego Magazine

“An irresistible first novel....An achievement....”
Spectator (U.K.)

“A beautifully sustained performance.”
USA Today

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