You Were Wrong

You Were Wrong

A Novel

Book - 2010 | 1st U.S. ed.
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Meet Karl Floor: friendless, orphaned, melancholy, living with his loudmouth stepfather and sleepwalking through his job as a high schoolmath teacher. Karl returns home one day to discover his house being robbed by a beautiful stranger named Sylvia. So begins a darkly funny tale: Sylvia, aware that Karl is falling for her, draws him into her mysterious world and extracts a promise from him to protect her, though she wont say exactly from whom, or what. As he becomes more enmeshed in her life, he begins more clearly to see the shape and limits of his own. Against the multilayered social canvas of Long Island and Brooklyn, Karl slowly and uncertainly comes to terms with the complexities of race and class, his parentage, and his own responsibilities as a man, emerging as a memorable and heartwarming antihero. Addressing heady themes with warmth and charisma, You Were Wrong is a satiric, intelligent, anddeeply enjoyable novel with a singular voice.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2010.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 181 p. ;,21 cm.


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May 12, 2011

Not bad. A really interesting writing style that took a little to get used to, a good read.

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