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Counterlife, the (1986) [Novel]
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The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies. Wherever they may find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted unceasingly by the prospect of an alternative existence that can reverse their fate.

Illuminating these lives in transition and guiding us through the book's evocative landscapes, familiar and foreign, is the miind of the novelist Nathan Zuckerman. His is the skeptical, enveloping intelligence that calculates the price that's paid in the struggle to change personal fortune and reshape history, whether in a dentist's office in suburban New Jersey, or in a tradition-bound English Village in Gloucestershire, or in a church in London's West End, or in a tiny desert settlement in Israel's occupied West Bank.

Original title: The Counterlife
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: The Counterlife

The Counterlife (1986)
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award (1987)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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The Counterlife (August 6, 1996)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0679749047
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.0 x 0.7
Pages: 336

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