The Astral

The Astral

A Novel

Book - 2011
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In the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, rests a huge rose-colored apartment building called The Astral. For decades it was the happy home of the poet Harry Quirk, his wife, Luz, and their two children: Karina, now a fervent freegan, and Hector, now in the clutches of a cultish Christian community. But when Luz finds poems that ignite her long-simmering suspicions of infidelity, Harry is summarily kicked out, leaving him to reckon with the consequence of his literary, marital, and parental failures. With tremendous grace and acute perception, Kate Christensen details Harry's floundering attempts to find his way back into Luz's arms--and back to his better self--in a novel that is funny, bittersweet, and terrifically moving.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307473356
030747335X
9780385530910
0385530919
Characteristics: 311 p. ; 22 cm.

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booklady413 Nov 13, 2013

Kate Christensen takes us on a journey through a marriage. Excellent read!

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