Poor George

Poor George

by Paula Fox
     
 

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Poor George gives us George Mecklin, a restless, soft-spoken teacher at a private school in Manhattan. Depressed by his life of vague moral purpose, George discovers a local adolescent named Ernest breaking into his house. Rather than hand the boy over to the police, as his nagging wife insists, George instead decides to tutor him. His life consequently implodes.

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Poor George gives us George Mecklin, a restless, soft-spoken teacher at a private school in Manhattan. Depressed by his life of vague moral purpose, George discovers a local adolescent named Ernest breaking into his house. Rather than hand the boy over to the police, as his nagging wife insists, George instead decides to tutor him. His life consequently implodes. Filled with vividly acid portrayals of American life in the 1960s, prescient explorations of suburban anomie, and a riotously disturbing cast of supporting characters, Poor George is a classic American novel further reminder of Paula Fox s astonishing literary gifts. "

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393321319
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
230
Sales rank:
1,249,125
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Paula Fox is the author of Desperate Characters, The Widow’s Children, A Servant’s Tale, The God of Nightmares, Poor George, The Western Coast, and Borrowed Finery: A Memoir, among other books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Jonathan Lethem is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Brooklyn and Maine.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Brooklyn, New York
Date of Birth:
April 22, 1923
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
Attended Columbia University

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