The Sky Changes

The Sky Changes

by Gilbert Sorrentino
     
 

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Divorce in America is the subject of Gilbert Sorrentino's novel. Tracing the New York-to-San Francisco journey of a family as husband and wife try to maintain the illusion that their marriage can be rescued, The Sky Changes records the unimaginable damage they inflict upon each other in order to force themselves towards divorce. Along the way, their two children

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Divorce in America is the subject of Gilbert Sorrentino's novel. Tracing the New York-to-San Francisco journey of a family as husband and wife try to maintain the illusion that their marriage can be rescued, The Sky Changes records the unimaginable damage they inflict upon each other in order to force themselves towards divorce. Along the way, their two children become victims of the parents' failures and are dragged through the torment of this disintegrating marriage. No other novel in American literature is so narrowly dedicated to recording close-up the devastating pain of a marriage falling apart and the doomed-to-fail efforts to make it work.

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"Composed with dazzling and precise verbal dexterity, The Sky Changes is replete with sadness for lost love and despair over a cheapened American culture." --Washington Post

Dalkey Archive Press

"Though its tone is dominated by despair and disillusionment, The Sky Changes also offers the pleasures of Gilbert Sorrentino's intense concentration and the poignancy of those few moments when redemption seems possible." --Los Angeles Times Book Review

Dalkey Archive Press

"Gilbert Sorrentino is a poet, and The Sky Changes is poetry influenced by an insight both agitated and clear." --Gwendolyn Brooks, Book Week

Dalkey Archive Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564781833
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
American Literature (Dalkey Archive) Series
Pages:
139
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

In addition to his books of poetry and criticism, Gilbert Sorrentino is the author of fourteen novels, including Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, The Sky Changes, and Mulligan Stew. He has received numerous grants and awards throughout his career, including the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, two Guggenheim Fellowships, two NEA Fellowships and a Lannan Literary Award.

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