BONUS: This edition contains a The Privileges discussion guide.
Smart and socially gifted, Adam and Cynthia Morey are perfect for each other.
With Adam’s rising career in the world of private equity, a beautiful home in
Manhattan, gorgeous children, and plenty of money, they are, by any reasonable
standard, successful. But for the Moreys, their future of boundless privilege is not
arriving fast enough. As Cynthia begins to drift, Adam is confronted with a choice
that will test how much he is willing to risk to ensure his family’s happiness and
to recapture the sense that the only acceptable life is one of infinite possibility.
The Privileges is an odyssey of a couple touched by fortune, changed by time, and
guided above all else by their epic love for each other.
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Adam and Cynthia Morey, Midwestern transplants in Manhattan, have beauty, brains, charm and a formidable determination to carve out a comfortable world for themselves, though they do not come from money;| Read Full Review of The Privileges: A Novel
In an interview about his new novel, “The Privileges,” Jonathan Dee recently told The Wall Street Journal that he had wanted to write about a marriage “where two people are so perfect for each other that it becomes problematic for the rest of society.” But “The Privileges” doesn’t set off the ala...Jan 31 2010 | Read Full Review of The Privileges: A Novel
Both earned lavish praise when they appeared in the US: Jonathan Franzen called The Privileges "cunning, seductive" and he pops up on the cover of Union Atlantic, describing it as "the rare novel that is both urgently of its time and fully true to itself".Jun 19 2010 | Read Full Review of The Privileges: A Novel
Dee establishes a trust with his readers that allows Adam's murky business ethics to escape the spotlight of outright moral scrutiny, and by showing how Adam endangers his privilege—while his children endanger their own lives—Dee reveals how risk is a kind of numbing balm.Sep 28 2009 | Read Full Review of The Privileges: A Novel
The author of four previous novels, Jonathan Dee raised both his critical and popular profile with this family saga of lives that seem a little too perfect on the surface, yet continue to surprise and engage reader empathy as the novel unfolds, subverting conventional values, morals and the sense...Dec 13 2010 | Read Full Review of The Privileges: A Novel
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Dee withholds some critical information on the Moreys’ early life which might explain why the marriage that sets The Privileges in motion was considered so critical to Adam and Cynthia, who trade youth for stability early, then constantly remark on the effects of that bargain.Jan 14 2010 | Read Full Review of The Privileges: A Novel
Former Paris Review editor Jonathan Dee's fascinating, frustrating novel The Privileges centers on the improbably fetching, infinitely (and it turns out, illegally) moneyed Morey family.Jan 04 2010 | Read Full Review of The Privileges: A Novel
At one point in the book, Cynthia .Jul 17 2010 | Read Full Review of The Privileges: A Novel
“By their last night [in London], Adam was saying to Cynthia that they ought to just buy the flat they were staying in so they could come and go as they pleased.Dec 01 2010 | Read Full Review of The Privileges: A Novel
Leah Greenblatt Washington Post 3 of 5 Stars "Dee is a remarkably skilled portraitist with a rare talent for rendering his characters’ points of view with deep empathy.Jan 03 2010 | Read Full Review of The Privileges: A Novel
Buckley Jr.—that splendid, long-reigning demigoddess of New York social life-- would have had little patience for Adam and Cynthia Morey, the charmed and well-exercised young Manhattan couple at the heart of Jonathan Dee’s fifth novel, "The Privileges."| Read Full Review of The Privileges: A Novel
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Early in Jonathan Dee's fifth novel, The Privileges, wealthy stay-at-home mom Cynthia Morey plays poker with her two young children, equipping them with sunglasses and bandanas to shield their faces from giving away their hands.Jan 07 2010 | Read Full Review of The Privileges: A Novel
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Jonathan Dee’s latest novel follows Cynthia and Adam Morey, a loving couple leading a charmed life ensconced within “a zone of privilege.” Surrounded by friends and family, Adam and Cynthia get married young and quickly produce two beautiful children.Mar 17 2010 | Read Full Review of The Privileges: A Novel
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