The last romantics: a novel

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"A richly observed novel, both ambitious and welcoming." -- Meg Wolitzer

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"It is the strength and fragility of the siblings' bond, the evolving nature of love that is at the core of Conklin's novel....Gracefully rendered, The Last Romantics focuses on the familiar theme of family with great originality." -- Washington Post

When the renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time.

It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation forever known as the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town. Caught between the predictable life they once led and an uncertain future that stretches before them, the Skinner siblings--fierce Renee, sensitive Caroline, golden boy Joe and watchful Fiona--emerge from the Pause staunchly loyal and deeply connected. Two decades later, the siblings find themselves once again confronted with a family crisis that tests the strength of these bonds and forces them to question the life choices they've made and ask what, exactly, they will do for love.

A sweeping yet intimate epic about one American family, The Last Romantics is an unforgettable exploration of the ties that bind us together, the responsibilities we embrace and the duties we resent, and how we can lose--and sometimes rescue--the ones we love. A novel that pierces the heart and lingers in the mind, it is also a beautiful meditation on the power of stories--how they navigate us through difficult times, help us understand the past, and point the way toward our future.

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display_description When the renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time. It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation forever known as the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town. Caught between the predictable life they once led and an uncertain future that stretches before them, the Skinner siblings--fierce Renee, sensitive Caroline, golden boy Joe and watchful Fiona--emerge from the Pause staunchly loyal and deeply connected. Two decades later, the siblings find themselves once again confronted with a family crisis that tests the strength of these bonds and forces them to question the life choices they've made and ask what, exactly, they will do for love. A sweeping yet intimate epic about one American family, The Last Romantics is an unforgettable exploration of the ties that bind us together, the responsibilities we embrace and the duties we resent, and how we can lose--and sometimes rescue--the ones we love. A novel that pierces the heart and lingers in the mind, it is also a beautiful meditation on the power of stories--how they navigate us through difficult times, help us understand the past, and point the way toward our future. When renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she has a story to tell. It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town. Caught between the predictable life they once led and an uncertain future that stretches before them, the Skinner siblings emerge from the Pause deeply connected. Two decades later, confronted with a family crisis that tests the strength of these bonds and questioning the life choices they've made, the siblings ask themselves what they will do for love. -- adapted from jacket.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Connecticut -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, FICTION -- Family Life -- General, FICTION -- Literary, FICTION -- Women, FICTION / Family Life, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Women, Families -- Fiction, Life change events -- Fiction, Novels, Poets -- Fiction, Sound recordings
title_display The last romantics : a novel
title_full The Last Romantics A Novel, The last romantics : a novel / Tara Conklin, The last romantics [sound recording]: [a novel] / Tara Conklin
title_short The last romantics :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Brothers and sisters, FICTION, FICTION / Family Life, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Women, Families, Family Life, Fiction, General, Life change events, Literary, Literature, Poets, Women
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