Down Under

Down Under

by Sonia Taitz


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ISBN-13: 9780985222741
Publisher: McWitty Press
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Sonia Taitz is the author of In the King’s Arms, and her previous book Mothering Heights garnered her praise as “an incisive, funny writer”(People) who is both “wise and witty” (Publishers’ Weekly) and was cited in O: The Oprah Magazine as one of the best things ever written about motherhood. The Watchmaker’s Daughter, a memoir published last year, displayed Sonia’s deep binocular vision as the American child of European concentration camp survivors. Described as both “heartwrenching and funny” by People, the spirit of that book now informs her forthcoming novel, Down Under. She lives in New York City.

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Down Under 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
SusanRC More than 1 year ago
A sparkling humorous book about the joys and perils of rekindling a teenage Romeo and Juliet romance between a bookish middle-class Jewish girl and a blue-collar Catholic boy whose father is a raging anti-Semite. In mid-life the boy has become a famous movie actor and the girl a disenchanted wife and mother who teaches writing at a local high-school. The plot initially resembles that of a fun fantasy novel, but soon loops into picaresque magical realist plot turns and social satire, before ending resoundingly in reality. Especially haunting are the picture of the anti-hero's abusive, charismatic father, and his collusive mother, and the hints of madness beneath the son's charm.
Daniel_F_Buchwalder More than 1 year ago
Few people write about love as well as Sonia Taitz. A quick and fascinating read that will leave you breathless.
LDavidman More than 1 year ago
Very, very good. I love this author. She is getting better and better every time.
Alephsohn More than 1 year ago
"Down Under - is an intriguing about love. Sonia Taitz is unusual - a profound writer with a delicate touch, and heaps of warmth and humor. The book is hilarious, so you don't notice how deep she takes you (all the way "down Under"). I won't give away the ending, but it left me thinking about it for days".
AnnS2 More than 1 year ago
“Down Under” is hugely entertaining, a romantic page-turner and a social satire all in one. A middle-aged housewife sends out feelers to an old boyfriend, who happens to now be an internationally famous movie star. The fact that he is just as interested as she is makes for fascinating (and sometimes racy) reading. Clever subplots round out the story, echoing themes of longing, disappointment, and the enduring comedy of human desire.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’ve been a fan of this author since 'In the King’s Arms' her book about an American girl's love affair at Oxford. Sonia Taitz is a great romantic in the biggest sense of the word. She understands what lies beneath our deepest longings. In this novel, a teen romance between a battered Irish boy and a bourgeois Jewish girl creates a deep bond that lasts more than thirty years. Do we change over time, or are do our hearts stay innocent? These are questions the author addresses with her characteristic wisdom, warmth, and wit.