Triburbia by Karl Taro Greenfeld
A Novel

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It’s a mark of Greenfeld’s talent and the complexity he brings to their portraits that we almost feel sorry for them.
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Karl Taro Greenfeld, author of the acclaimed memoir Boy Alone, delivers a stylish first novel about a group of families in a fashionable Manhattan neighborhood wrestling with the dark realities of their lives.

A book reminiscent of Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists and Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad, Greenfeld’s Triburbia is a bold literary tour de force in which the author renders New York City’s vibrant and affluent Tribeca neighborhood as a living breathing, character, much like Armistead Maupin did with San Francisco in his acclaimed Tales of the City. Winner of the PEN/O Henry Prize, Greenfeld dazzles as a debut novelist, marking the beginning of a brilliant career in long-form literary fiction.

 

About Karl Taro Greenfeld

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Karl Taro Greenfeld is the author of five previous books, including the much-acclaimed memoir Boy Alone; NowTrends; China Syndrome; Standard Deviations; and Speed Tribes. Greenfeld's fiction has appeared in such renowned publications as The Paris Review, Best American Short Stories, American Short Fiction, The PEN/O Henry Prize Stories, The Missouri Review, One Story, Commentary, The Southern Review, and The Sun. A veteran editor and writer for The Nation, TIME, and Sports Illustrated, Karl has also been a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, GQ, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, Playboy, Men's Journal, The Washington Post, Outside, Wired, Details, and Salon. Born in Kobe, Japan, Karl has lived in Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo and TRIBECA. Visit his website at www.karltarogreenfeld.com
 
Published July 31, 2012 by Harper. 275 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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NY Times

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Reviewed by Jay McInerney on Aug 03 2012

It’s a mark of Greenfeld’s talent and the complexity he brings to their portraits that we almost feel sorry for them.

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Above average
Reviewed by Michel Basilieres on Nov 30 2012

One of the jacket blurbs describes it as satire, but I saw little humour in it.

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