When We Argued All Night

When We Argued All Night

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by Alice Mattison
     
 

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From bestselling and award-winning author Alice Mattison comes a breathtaking new novel following two best friends from Brooklyn, exploring the way in which the world and their lives change over the course of the 20th century. The deft literary touch that readers have grown to love in novels such as Nothing Is Quite Forgotten in Brooklyn and The Book

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From bestselling and award-winning author Alice Mattison comes a breathtaking new novel following two best friends from Brooklyn, exploring the way in which the world and their lives change over the course of the 20th century. The deft literary touch that readers have grown to love in novels such as Nothing Is Quite Forgotten in Brooklyn and The Book Borrower, as well as story collections such as In Case We’re Separated, combine in a marvelous narrative of friendship and family, with rich, complicated characters who grow and change together over the course of seventy-five years. Fans of generational stories such as East of Eden, or novels of friendship such as The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, will be swept away by the intimate beauty of Mattison’s latest triumph, When We Argued All Night.

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“WHEN WE ARGUED ALL NIGHT provides a surprisingly intimate look at a lifelong friendship.”
New York Times Book Review
“Mattison always operates in both close-up and wide angle, and here the effect is often dazzling. Her prose is so crisp that along with all the pleasures of fiction she manages to deliver the particular intellectual satisfactions of an essay or a documentary.”
The New York Times Book Review
…Mattison always operates in both close-up and wide angle, and here the effect is often dazzling. Her prose is so crisp that along with all the pleasures of fiction she manages to deliver the particular intellectual satisfactions of an essay or a documentary…Both [Harold and Artie] are types it's all too easy to disparage: one could easily be dismissed as a shouter, always an inch away from a violent outburst, the other as a manipulative philanderer. Yet Mattison makes you care about them right to the end, and care so deeply that you take their every disappointment personally.
—Maria Russo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062120373
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Series:
P.S. Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Alice Mattison is the award-winning author of four story collections and five novels, including Nothing Is Quite Forgotten in Brooklyn. She teaches fiction in the graduate writing program at Bennington College in Vermont and lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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