By Ruby Namdar
“In The Ruined House a ‘small risk free modicum of shallowness’ becomes an apocalyptic bonfire. Shot via with humor and secret and perception, Ruby Namdar's very good first novel examines how the true and the factitious merge. it is a bold study of insanity, masculinity, myth-making and the human fragility that emerges within the mix."
—Colum McCann, nationwide publication Award-winning writer of Let the nice global Spin
Winner of the Sapir Prize, Israel’s optimum literary award
Picking up the mantle of mythical authors akin to Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, a lovely literary expertise makes his debut with a nuanced and provocative story of materialism, culture, religion, and the hunt for which means in modern American existence.
Andrew P. Cohen, a professor of comparative tradition at long island collage, is on the zenith of his lifestyles. loved through his periods and released in prestigious literary magazines, he's approximately to obtain a coveted promotion—the crowning success of an enviable occupation. he's on very good phrases with Linda, his ex-wife, and his grown kids appreciate and adore him. His female friend, Ann Lee, a former pupil part his age, deals energetic companionship. a guy of increased style, schooling, and tradition, he's a version of urbanity and luck.
But the manicured floor of his international starts to crack while he's visited through a chain of wierd and inexplicable visions related to an historic spiritual ritual that might upend his cozy lifestyles.
Beautiful, spell binding, and unsettling, The Ruined House unfolds over the process 12 months, as Andrew’s global unravels and he's pressured to query all his ideals. Ruby Namdar’s impressive novel embraces the subjects of the yankee Jewish literary canon because it captures the privilege and pedantry of latest York highbrow existence within the beginning years of the twenty-first century.
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