New York: Penguin Books, 2018. Circle of Jacques-Louis David (jacket art). First U.S. Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Used - Fine/As New. Cream paper boards with pink lettering to spine; author's initials blind-stamped on front board. Publishing defect to small area of front pastedown and front endpaper by head of spine. Clean, unmarked, tight. Anti-theft sticker on inside of rear board. Signed by the author in black ink on title page. 14.5 x 21.5 cm. 289 pp. / As New. Publishing defect to front jacket flap; some pink stains. Mylar protective cover applied. Item #12651
’s the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong?
Our narrator has many of the advantages of life: Young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, she lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like everything else, by her inheritance. But there is a vacuum at the heart of things, and it isn’t just the loss of her parents in college, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her alleged best friend.
Blackly funny, both merciless and compassionate – dangling its legs over the ledge of 9/11 – My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a showcase for the gifts of one of America’s major young writers.