A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
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From Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours, comes this widely praised novel of two boyhood friends: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and unsure of himself; and Bobby, hip, dark, and inarticulate. In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare's child. Then, when Clare and Bobby have a baby, the three move to a small house upstate to raise "their" child together and, with an odd friend, Alice, create a new kind of family. A Home at the End of the World masterfully depicts the charged, fragile relationships of urban life today.

 

About Michael Cunningham

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Michael Cunningham is the author of five novels, including By Nightfall, A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, The Hours (winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize), and Specimen Days. He lives in New York.
 
Published August 24, 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 353 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Gay & Lesbian, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Two very different boys are drawn together by their oppressive home lives and by a connection that is both brotherly and sexual in this superb audio adaptation of Cunningham's vivid coming-of-a

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Clevelanders Bobby Morrow and Jonathan Glover become childhood friends in the 1960s, and their friendship persists well into the '80s, when first Jonathan and then Bobby moves to New York City.

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Michael Cunningham writes with a rare attentiveness to his characters' interior lives. His books register delicate shifts of emotion with the...

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Working from a screenplay by Cunningham himself, first-time director Michael Mayer takes A Home At The End Of The World in the opposite direction, concentrating on plot while letting his characters' thoughts remain offscreen.

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Bobby becomes close friends with Jonathan, the only child of Ned (Matt Frewer) and Alice (Sissy Spacek), and is taken in by Jonathan's family after his father dies.

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Chamber Four

A Home at the End of the World is full of polished gems, beautiful descriptions and brutal insights, but it also highlights how far a good writer still has to go to write a great novel.

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Variety

(Mercifully, she persuades Bobby to lose his mop-top 'do, rescuing Farrell from an unfortunate wig.) Jonathan's plan to father Clare's baby is derailed when she and Bobby fall in love.

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