Everything Happens Today

Everything Happens Today

by Jesse Browner
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Everything Happens Today by Jesse Browner

Jesse Browner's dazzling new novel records a single day in the life of Wes, a seventeen-year-old who attends Manhattan's elite Dalton School and lives in Greenwich Village in a dilapidated town house with his terminally ill mother, distant father and beloved younger sister. In the course of one day everything will happen to Wes: he will lose his virginity to the wrong girl and break his own heart, try to meet a Monday morning deadline for a paper on War and Peace, and prepare an elaborate supper he hopes will reunite his family. Wes struggles through the day deep in thoughts of sex, love, Beatles lyrics, friendship, God and French cuisine-a typical teenager with an atypical mind, a memorable young man who comes to the poignant understanding of how fragile but attainable personal happiness can be.

Everything Happens Today is funny, moving, generous and exhilarating. With a classic structure that nods, inevitably, to Mrs. Dalloway and characters worthy of comparison to those created by J.D. Salinger, Everything Happens Today will enchant young adults who see themselves in the story as well as adult readers who will be captured by the deeply sympathetic characters and the acute feel for the way we live now. Most readers will want it never to be over.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609450519
Publisher: Europa
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jesse Browner is the author of four books including the novels Conglomeros (Random House 1992), Turnaway (Random House 1996) and The Uncertain Hour (Bloomsbury 2007). He has also translated a number of notable books including the award winning Celine: A Biography. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two daughters.

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SeattleReader20 More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of Jesse Browner's, having loved THE UNCERTAIN HOUR. This new novel, EVERYTHING HAPPENS TODAY, is as gorgeously written, and equally as surprising. The characters are wonderfully vivid, their relationships all full of love. This book will leave you laughing, thinking and wanting to stay longer with these wonderful characters. I hugely recommend it.