Rachel Cantor: Good on Paper

Good on Paper


THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SECOND NOVEL FROM THE WRITER EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL ("STATION ELEVEN") CALLS SHARP, WITTY, AND IMMENSELY ENTERTAINING Is a new life possible? Because Shira Greene s life hasn t quite turned out as planned. She s a single mom living withher daughter and her gay friend, Ahmad.Her PhD on Dante s"Vita Nuova"hasn t gotten her a job, and her career as a translator hasn t exactly taken offeither. But then she gets a call from aNobel Prize-winning Italian poet who insistsshe s the only one who cantranslatehis newest book. Stunned, Shira realizes that just like that her lifecan change.She seesa new beginning beckoning: academic glory, demand for her translations, and even love (her good luck has made her feel more open to theentreaties of a neighborhood indie bookstore owner). There s only one problem: It all hinges on the translation, and as Shira starts working on theexquisitely intricate passages of the poet s book, she realizes that it may in fact be, well ... impossible to translate. A deft, funny, and big-hearted novel about second chances, "Good on Paper"is a grand novel of family, friendship, and possibility."

Author: Rachel Cantor
Number of Pages: 310 pages
Published Date: 28 Jan 2016
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication Country: Brooklyn, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781612194707
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