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- DescriptionONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST BOOKS The Wall Street Journal Slate Kansas City Star Flavorwire Policy Mic Buzzfeed Necessary Errors is a very good vel, an enviably good one, and to read it is to relive all the anxieties and illusions and grand projects of one s own youth. James Wood, The New Yorker An exquisite debut vel that brilliantly captures the lives and romances of young expatriates in newly democratic Prague It s October 1990. Jacob Putnam is young and full of ideas. He s arrived a year too late to witness Czechoslovakia s revolution, but he still hopes to find its spirit, somehow.He discovers a country at a crossroads between communism and capitalism, and a picturesque city overflowing with a vibrant, searching sense of possibility. As the men and women Jacob meets begin to fall in love with one ather, one turns out to be quite the same as the idea Jacob has of them including Jacob himself. Necessary Errors is the long-awaited first vel from literary critic and journalist Caleb Crain. Shimmering and expansive, Crain s prose richly captures the turbulent feelings and discoveries of youth as it stretches toward adulthood the chance encounters that grow into lasting, unforgettable experiences and the surprises of our first ventures into a foreign world and the treasure of living in Prague during an era of historic change.
- Author BiographyCaleb Crain is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, the Nation, the New York Times Magazine, the London Review of Books, n+1, the Paris Review Daily, and the New York Times Book Review. A graduate of Harvard and Columbia, he is the author of the critical work American Sympathy. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
- Author(s)Caleb Crain
- PublisherPenguin Books
- Date of Publication06/08/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPenguin Books
- Weight522 g
- Width142 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine36 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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