Harvard Square: A Novel by Andre Aciman, 9780393348286
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- ISBN: 9780393348286
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"So candid, so penetrating and so beautifully written that it can make you feel cut open, emotionally exposed." -- Sam Sacks - Wall Street Journal "Slyly comic...Touching and beautifully written." -- Charles McGrath - New York Times "A plaintive love letter to displaced, wandering people, to anyone who longs for home and reaches unwisely for the hand of a fellow wanderer." -- Ron Charles - Washington Post "Powerful... As in so many classic novels before it, Harvard Square emphasizes both the friendliness and the callousness of America and Americans, the way the country's great privilege serves as both magnet and goad... Intense and thoughtful." -- Adam Kirsch - Tablet "Aciman tackles Big Ideas by observing the smallest, most intimate gestures of two people and letting them talk-and his characters talk beautifully." -- Stephan Lee - Entertainment Weekly "Entertaining and moving... Aciman writes a vigorous, muscular prose that is as seductive as his characters." -- Julia Klein - Chicago Tribune "A darker account of exile itself and the uncertainties of accommodation to a new world while memories of the old tug painfully... Kalaj [is] warm, impetuous, and whole-hearted... Aciman succeeds in making him unforgettable." -- Richard Eder - Boston Globe "An illuminating character study and poignant meditation on the twin trials of how to fit in and how to be loved." -- Malcom Forbes - San Francisco Chronicle "A paced, enjoyable read... The book is hard to put down." -- G. Clay Whittaker - The Daily Beast "Wonderful, riveting... Beautifully written... It captures the tenderness and evanescence of youth and ambition." -- Farisa Khalid - PopMatters "Harvard Square sings as a portrait of a fleeting friendship, revealing how platonic closeness can have a romantic tinge as well." -- Mark Athitakis - Minneapolis Star Tribune "Brilliant...A novel of education and isolation, sad and funny and sure to provoke nostalgia for anyone's college years." -- Jessica Freeman-Slade - The Millions
About the author
Andre Aciman is the author of the novels Call Me by Your Name and Eight White Nights, the memoir Out of Egypt, and two books of essays. He is also the editor of The Proust Project. He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he directs the Writers' Institute. Aciman lives with his wife and family in New York City.
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