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Golden Age

Author: Jane Smiley   Series: Last Hundred Years Trilogy

The final novel in Jane Smiley's masterpiece - the Last Hundred Years trilogy.

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The final novel in Jane Smiley's masterpiece - the Last Hundred Years trilogy.

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The final instalment in the dazzling Last Hundred Years trilogy from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize.1987. A visit from a long-lost relative brings the Langdons together again on the family farm; a place almost unrecognisable from the remote Iowan farmland Walter and Rosanna once owned. The family have spread across the US, and whilst some have stayed reliably unchanged, others have evolved with the times.The eldest Langdon, Frank - always cold and distant - finally starts to break down the wall he built between himself and his wife, but can a loving relationship be grasped in their twilight years? Their son, Richie, finally out from under his brother Michael's shadow, finds himself running for congress almost unintentionally, and completely underprepared. And Michael, on the brink of self-destruction, seems to make the biggest change of all, but could it be too good to be true?New life blooms; close-calls threaten to take away; and other lives come to unforeseen ends. After a hundred years of change and US history, filled with words unsaid and moments lost, this dazzling final instalment in the acclaimed Last Hundred Years trilogy sees the final repercussions of time on the Langdon family. Moving through the 1980s to 2020, we discover who thrived and made their mark on the world, and who faded into the backdrop of time.PRAISE FOR JANE SMILEY"Warmly affecting . . . Smiley is a skilled storyteller." Kirkus"What lingers with readers is her detailed depiction of the kaleidoscopic geometries of family ... endlessly fracturing and coming back together." Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as five works of nonfiction and a series of books for young adults. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2006 she received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. Her novel Horse Heaven was short-listed for the Orange Prize in 2002, and her latest novel, Private Life, was chosen as one of the best books of 2010 by The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post. She lives in northern California.

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The final novel in the dazzling Last Hundred Years trilogy, from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize 1987. A visit from a long-lost relative brings the Langdons together again on the family farm; a place almost unrecognizable from the remote Iowan farmland Walter and Rosanna once owned. As a new era dawns, the family must face challenges unlike anything their ancestors encountered. Richie Langdon, finally out from under his twin brother's shadow, finds himself running for congress almost unintentionally and completely underprepared. Jesse's son Guthrie is set to take over the family farm but is deployed to Iraq, leaving the land in the hands of his younger sister, Felicity. She must defend it from more than just the extremes of climate change. Moving through the 1990s, to our own moment and beyond, Golden Age brings to a magnificent conclusion the century-long portrait of one unforgettable family. 'With the Last One Hundred Years trilogy, Smiley surely confirms her place alongside Roth, Updike and Bellow as one of the truly great chroniclers of twentieth-century American life' Observer 'Magnificent' Daily Mail

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Picador
Published
10th March 2016
Edition
Main Market Ed.
Pages
720
ISBN
9781447275695

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