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Turn of the Century

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Set in the year 2000, "Turn of the Century" is an up-to-the-second comedy of manners that depicts marriage, family, friendship, business, and media as they are conducted in our time, filtered through the wickedly humorous mind of Kurt Andersen, co-founder of Spy. Focused on the centrifugally accelerating lives of a New York City power couple, George and Elizabeth, "Turn Of The Century" depicts a marriage tested by an overload of technology, conflicting career goals, and a serious lack of real togetherness. When George's boss seeks out Lizzie as his confidant, the couple discovers that even in their ultramodern world, certain basic drives - sexual temptation, suspicion and trust, loyalty and betrayal - powerfully endure. A supercharged ride through our era of extreme capitalism, "Turn Of The Century" gives the reader a clear understanding that almost nothing in our world remains black and white and that there are things worth having that can't be bought, sold, or test-marketed.

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ISBN: 9780385335041
Publisher: Delta
Language: English
Page Count: 659
Size: 9.17" l x 6.10" w x 1.38"
Series: N/A

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