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Benjamin Lytal - A Map of Tulsa (2nd Hand Softback)

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The first days of summer: Jim Praley is home from college, ready to unlock Tulsa’s secrets.

He drives the highways in his parents’ car. Finally he makes himself stop and walk into a bar. He’s invited to a party. And there he meets Adrienne Booker, a girl who rules Tulsa, in her way. A high-school dropout and promising artist with a penthouse apartment, she takes a special 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 centre, the unsleeping light of its skyscrapers.

Five years later, Jim comes home again, to face the truth about that summer.

A novel in two parts, A Map of Tulsa is love story and elegy, a meditation on mobility and its consequences, a book about the distances inside America.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Softback with French Fold Sleeves
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
  • Published : 2013 (This Edition 2014 - Other Stories)
  • ISBN : 9781908276308
  • SKU : B002718
  • PPC : SP450gm
  • RRP : £10
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
    External Reviews

    "A Map of Tulsa is infused with the poignancy that comes of being too naïve and narcissistic to value what you already have . . . A Map of Tulsa has a drifting, and somewhat aimless quality in keeping with the rudderless desires of youth. Lytal’s strongest gifts lie in the offbeat, lyrical way he conjures up the emptiness of Tulsa . . ." - Times Literary Supplement.

    ' . . . one great achievement in A Map of Tulsa is to bring his hometown to life as a place where all sorts of American ghosts can be found living amid the seemingly generic landscape of a midsized, middle-American city.’ - Los Angeles Times.

    'Fearless, serious and impressive . . . This lyrical slow burn of a book is a meditation on place, destiny, and fate' - The New Yorker.

    'A romance of the West, an Oklahoma of glass skyscrapers, oil fortunes, and dive bars. Lytal's first novel is a love story and a tragedy and a stunning work of lyricism.' - Bookforum.

    The Author

    Benjamin Lytal has written for numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the London Review of Books, and the Nation. Originally from Tulsa, he currently lives in Chicago.

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