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JUNE 29th to JULY 13th, 2011
THE ASTRAL
by KATE CHRISTENSEN
SYNOPSIS:
  From the PEN/Faulkner Award–winning author of The Great Man, a scintillating novel of love, loss, and literary rivalry set in rapidly changing Brooklyn.

  The Astral is a huge rose-colored old pile of an apart­ment building in the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For decades it was the happy home (or so he thought) of the poet Harry Quirk and his wife, Luz, a nurse, and of their two children: Karina, now a fer­vent freegan, and Hector, now in the clutches of a cultish Christian community. But Luz has found (and destroyed) some poems of Harry’s that ignite her long-simmering sus­picions of infidelity, and he’s been summarily kicked out. He now has to reckon with the consequence of his literary, marital, financial, and parental failures (and perhaps oth­ers) and find his way forward—and back into Luz’s good graces.
  Harry Quirk is, in short, a loser, living small and low in the water. But touched by Kate Christensen’s novelistic grace and acute perception, his floundering attempts to reach higher ground and forge a new life for himself become funny, bittersweet, and terrifically moving. She knows what secrets lurk in the hearts of men—and she turns them into literary art of the highest order.

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40 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY ENTRY PAGE "THE ASTRAL" ENDED

  1. just the beginning – old apartment building and in Brooklyn NY is a start good enough to get me interested in it .

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  2. I'd like to read how Harry rebuilds his life but I'd also like to read about his freeganist daughter's lifestyle.

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  3. The "funny, bittersweet, and terrifically moving" description got me!

    Rosita

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  4. Literary rivalry and Brooklyn — sounds fascinating.

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  5. I would love to read of Harry's journey to make a new life for himself. I really enjoy books that let me reach all of my emotions. It is good to cry and laugh and stop for a second and say OH MY! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway opportunity today.

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  6. I like that it is both funny and deeply moving, thanks for the great giveaway

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  7. The poems that Luz found that got him kicked out
    intrigues me and I want to know how he gets back in her good graces or if he ever does.This sounds like a wonderful read on a nice summer day

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