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Long Island compromise / by Taffy Brodesser-Akner.

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  • ISBN: 9780593133491
  • ISBN: 0593133498
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2024.

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Summary, etc.:
"In 1983, a wealthy businessman named Carl Fletcher is kidnapped from his driveway in the nicest part of Long Island, brutalized, and held for ransom. He is returned to his wife and kids less than a week later, only slightly the worse for wear, and the family begins the hard work of trying to move on with their lives and resume their prized places in the saga of the American dream, coming to understand that though their money may have been what put them in danger, it is also what guaranteed them their safety in the end. But forty years later, when Carl's mother dies and the family comes home to mourn her, it becomes clear that nobody ever really got over anything. Carl's wife, Ruth, has spent her potential protecting her husband's emotional health. Their three grown children are each a mess: Nathan cannot seem to advance at his law firm and may have made a terrible investment with his trust fund; Beamer, a Hollywood screenwriter, will consume anything-substance, foodstuff, women-in order to numb his own perpetual terror; and Jenny has spent her life so bent on proving that she is not a product of the family's pathology that she comes to define it. Then there's Carl himself, the prickly, still-terrified father, who has been secretly seeking closure to the matter of his kidnapping for years, and the unthinkable act he commits that will alter the family's path forever"-- Provided by publisher.
Genre: Novels.

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  • 2 of 30 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Milford Public Library.


  • 27 current holds with 30 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Milford Public Library BRODESSER-AKNER Taffy (Text) 34013156859889 Adult New Fiction Checked out 08/02/2024

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