A Map of Tulsa

A Map of Tulsa

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a€œIf Catcher in the Rye has lost its raw clout for recent generations of Internet-suckled American youth, here is a coming-of-age novel to replace it.a€ a€”Publishers Weekly (starred review) The first days of summer: Jim Praley is home from college, ready to unlock Tulsa's secrets. He drives the highways. He forces himself to get out of his car and walk into a bar. He's invited to a party. And there he meets Adrienne Booker; Adrienne rules Tulsa, in her way. A high-school dropout with a penthouse apartment, she takes a curious interest in Jim. Through her eyes, he will rediscover his hometown: its wasted sprawl, the beauty of its late nights, and, at the city's center, the unsleeping light of its skyscrapers. In the tradition of Michael Chabon's The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Map of Tulsa is elegiac, graceful, and as much a story about young love as it is a love letter to a classic American city. From the Trade Paperback edition.It was the joy of that semester back at college. ... Out of all of it there was only one line I could still remember: a€œThe connections between us, Adrienne, are more intricate and more awesome than I am, on my own. ... I could write a new college application essay: When my ex-girlfriend broke her back in a motorcycle accident , anbsp;...

Title:A Map of Tulsa
Author: Benjamin Lytal
Publisher:Penguin - 2013-03-26

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