Trends in book jacket design: Somehow everything in this shipment is the same color. And they are all fascinating books! #QuimbysBookstoreChicago #quimbysbookstore #quimbys #books #bluebooks A post shared by Quimbys Bookstore (@quimbysbookstore) on May 12, 2018 at 1:11pm …
Famous Drownings in Literary History Essays About 21st Century Jewishness
Published by Chicago Center for Literature
100p, b&w, hardcover, 4.5"x6"
"What exactly does it mean to be young, Jewish and creative in 21st-century America? How do you reconcile a quiet life in the Midwest with a parallel life in Israel? And how do you fit in a five-year-old son with an interest in frilly dresses? Ohio professor and celebrated cultural essayist Kevin Haworth answers these questions and more in this, his debut full-length essay collection; and the answers are part Sloane Crosley, part Philip Roth, with a dash of Malcolm Gladwell's intelligence and a pinch of Denis Johnson's poetic style. Already the winner of a pre-publication grant from the Ohio Arts Council, from a former winner of the Samuel Goldberg Prize for Jewish fiction, this will be right up the alley of those who enjoy "The Believer" and "This American Life," a charming but darkly tinged look at circumcision, terrorist bombers, the Catskills in the '70s, and all the other confusing things that make up the life of post-9/11 Jewish American parents and artists."