Close-Up: A Novel

Close-Up: A Novel

by Michelle Herman
Close-Up: A Novel

Close-Up: A Novel

by Michelle Herman

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Overview

A story about the ties that bind us, Close-Up explores what makes, drives, complicates, and undermines our most important relationships.

In this artful, expansive novel, we follow five protagonists—Jacob, Martin, Caroline, Jeanie, and Jill—through love, marriage, parenthood, and the romance of friendship as they struggle to make sense of themselves and each other and of what makes for good art, good magic, and a good life. What follows is a story only Michelle Herman could write: one of missed connections and old grievances, of loneliness and longing, of rifts and reconciliations and redemption. Close-Up depicts the fraught entanglements of the relationships we’re born into and those we choose—carefully or with abandon—with the precision and nuance that has characterized her work over the last thirty years.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578905280
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 03/15/2022
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

MICHELLE HERMAN is the author of the novels Missing, Dog, and Devotion and the collection of novellas A New and Glorious Life, as well as three essay collections—The Middle of Everything, Stories We Tell Ourselves, and Like A Song—and a book for children, A Girl's Guide to Life. She writes a popular parenting column for Slate and has taught creative writing for many years at Ohio State. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.

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