Karl Taro Greenfeld
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Karl Taro Greenfeld, author of the acclaimed memoir Boy Alone, delivers a stylish first novel about a group of families in a fashionable Manhattan neighborhood wrestling with the dark realities of their lives.
A book reminiscent of Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists and Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad, Greenfeld’s Triburbia is a bold literary tour de force in which the author renders New York City’s vibrant and affluent Tribeca neighborhood as a living breathing, character, much like Armistead Maupin did with San Francisco in his acclaimed Tales of the City. Winner of the PEN/O Henry Prize, Greenfeld dazzles as a debut novelist, marking the beginning of a brilliant career in long-form literary fiction.
From Publishers Weekly
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Started off well, then devolved into banality
I liked the beginning, which was full of the satirical references one would expect of the only Manhattan neighborhood to house soccer moms. But as the story evolved each character seemed progressively less interesting to the point where you don't really give a crap about the perverse ways their lives end up interconnecting.