The Summer We Fell Apart

The Summer We Fell Apart

A Novel

Book - 2010
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"[A] well-crafted and cunning debut novel...a testament to the resilience of the human spirit."
-- Publishers Weekly

The Summer We Fell Apart by newcomer Robin Antalek is a poignant, funny, and totally engrossing novel of family disasters and sibling rivalry--and it marks the debut of a pitch-perfect new voice in contemporary American fiction. Antalek's tale of the trials and many tribulations of the hapless and more than a little dysfunctional Haas family recalls the work of Sue Miller and Ann Beattie--and is a wonderful introduction to a superb writer whose short fiction has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Glimmer Train's Family Matter's and Short-Story Award and the Bellingham Review's Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061782169
Characteristics: 367 p. ; 21 cm.


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RobinBartley Jul 28, 2015

Had just finished a Robin Antalek novel which I was engaged in, but couldn't get into this one. Kept trying for a while, but finally gave up.

Aug 24, 2010

A well written, squirm in your seat novel about a family in disarray that ultimately finds a kind of peace.


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