The Other Side of the World by Jay Neugeboren

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"Epic... The Other Side of the World can charm you with its grace, intelligence and scope... [An] inventive novel."
—Mark Athitakis, The Washington Post


Charlie is a journeyman whose friend Nick convinces him to move to Singapore, where he falls in love with the vibrant and endangered world of nearby Borneo. One night, during a fight at a cocktail party in Singapore, Nick dies mysteriously, prompting Charlie to return to New England where he discovers that a former student has moved in with his father, Max, a former professor and source of unlimited sage expressions. Seana is a wildly successful and provocative writer who is equally wild and provocative in life. Together, she and Charlie set out on a road trip of resolution where "weird things happen if you make room for them."

From the lush forests of Borneo to coastal Maine, The Other Side of the World is a grand, episodic novel and another virtuosic performance by one of America’s most revered living writers.

Jay Neugeboren is the author, most recently, of the novel 1940, and collection You Are My Heart and Other Stories. His previous novels have received the American Jewish Committee Award and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. His stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Tikkun, GQ, Newsweek, The New York Times, and The New York Review of Books. He was the writer-in-residence for many years at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and currently lives in New York City.

 

About Jay Neugeboren

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Jay Neugeboren is the author of several works of fiction & nonfiction, including "Imagining Robert," a memoir about his brother, which is currently being adapted into a feature film. A noted critic & writer-in-residence at the University of Massachusetts, he lives in Northampton & New York City. Michael Friedman is a former music business executive & artist manager who has landed record deals for many prominent artists. Under his own record label, Vibra Cobra Records, he has launched the careers of several rock bands. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
 
Published December 4, 2012 by Two Dollar Radio. 269 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Even more sexual complications ensue when Trish, Seana and Charlie form their own threesome, and with Max’s sudden death, Charlie begins a relationship with Seana.

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Charlie Eisner and Seana O'Sullivan, central characters in Neugeboren's (The Stolen Jew) latest novel, are writers in the throes of collaboration.

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The original starred Kirkus review praised Jay Neugeboren’s The Other Side of the World, the latest from the veteran, prolific author, by saying that, “Neugeboren presents a meditation on life, love, art and family relationships that’s reminiscent of the best of John Updike.” Its central relation...

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His stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Tikkun, GQ, Newsweek, The New York Times, and The New York Review of Books.

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