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Grub [Kindle Edition]

Elise Blackwell
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A long overdue retelling of New Grub Street—George Gissing’s classic satire of the Victorian literary marketplace—Grub chronicles the triumphs and humiliations of a group of young novelists living in and around New York City.

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About the Author

Elise Blackwell is the author of The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish and Hunger, chosen by the Los Angeles Times as one of the best books of 2003. Her stories have appeared in Witness, Seed, Global City Review, Topic, and elsewhere. Originally from southern Louisiana, she teaches at the University of South Carolina.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 543 KB
  • Print Length: 366 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (6 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005QOKWY4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #246,821 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A well rounded, enjoyable book with few flaws 27 Dec. 2011
By Papillon TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Entertaining and well written! The book explores the modern publishing industry by tracing the professional and personal lives of four New York writers with very different ambitions and expectations. It highlights the difficulties encountered when trying to balance artistic integrity with commercial success and explores the impact on self worth and personal relationships. Sounds like serious subject matter but the author manages to keep a light touch throughout.

Happy reading :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable read 29 Feb. 2012
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Nicely written with a bunch of characters that, although not all likeable, you do get to know and empathise with as the story develops. Excellent depiction of the literary scene too, which I assume comes from first-hand experience. A great ensemble piece, in a similar style to 'One Day'. If it has a weakness it is that the story winds down rather than finishes with a climax or a twist, but I was sorry to leave it at the end.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 6 Nov. 2008
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This novel is entertaining and true to life with believable characters struggling to succeed, but not always able to. The chaos and chance of life does most of the choosing.
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