Long Island Compromise: A sensational new novel by the international bestselling author of Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner ISBN:9781472273048

Long Island Compromise by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

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From the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of Fleishman Is in Trouble comes Long Island Compromise, a darkly exhilarating novel about an American family and its inheritance – the safety and wealth that they fought for, and the precarity of their survival that is their legacy.

In 1980, a wealthy businessman named Carl Fletcher is kidnapped from his driveway in the nicest part of the nicest part of Long Island. He is brutalised, held for ransom and then returned to his family. Miraculously, Carl, his wife and his three kids are left to move on with their lives, and resume their prized places in the ongoing saga of the American dream.

But nearly forty years later, when Carl’s mother dies, the trauma that has been bubbling beneath the Fletchers’ lives all this time surfaces at last. It becomes apparent that Carl has been quietly pursuing closure to the kidnapping for all these years, and his wife and children must face that the money that they believed bought them safety was actually never capable of doing any such thing.

Long Island Compromise spans generations, winding through decades of history all the way through to the wild present, dealing along the way with all the mainstays of American Jewish life and the timeless questions about wealth, trauma, and the American soul.

PRAISE FOR FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE:

This is the novel of the summer . . . There is no one that this book isn’t for. I can’t believe it’s a first novel. Pure brilliance’ INDIA KNIGHT, THE SUNDAY TIMES

‘Could be one of the books of my entire lifetime. I’ve never felt so seen’ GRACE DENT, GUARDIAN

Sharp and wicked, insightful and funny, and then suddenly so touching’ DAVID NICHOLLS

‘This book is a work of utter perfection’ ELIZABETH GILBERT

From the New York Times bestselling author of Fleishman Is in Trouble comes Long Island Compromise, a darkly exhilarating novel about an American family and its inheritance – the safety and wealth that they fought for, and the precarity of their survival that is their legacy.


About the Author: Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. She has also written for GQ, ESPN the Magazine, and many other publications. Fleishman Is in Trouble is her first novel.

09 Jul 2024
 

Additional information

Format

Paperback / softback

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Readership Level

General (US: Trade)

ISBN

9781472273048

Publication Date

09 Jul 2024

Long Island Compromise: A sensational new novel by the international bestselling author of Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner ISBN 9781472273048

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