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Early sobrieties : a novel / Michael Deagler.

Deagler, Michael, (author.).

Summary:
"Don't worry about what Dennis Monk did when he was drinking. He's sober now, ready to rejoin the world of leases and paychecks, reciprocal friendships and healthy romances - if only the world would agree to take him back. When his working-stiff parents kick him out of their suburban home, mere months into his frangible sobriety, the 26-year-old spends his first dry summer couch surfing through South Philadelphia, struggling to find a place for himself in the throng of adulthood. Monk's haphazard pilgrimage leads him through a city in flux: growing, gentrifying, haunted by its history and its unrealized potential. Everyone he knew from college seems to be doing better than him - and most of them aren't even doing that well. His run-ins with former classmates, estranged drinking buddies, and prospective lovers challenge his version of events past and present, revealing that recovery is not the happy ending he'd expected, only a fraught next chapter. Like a sober, millennial Jesus' Son, Michael Deagler's debut novel is the poignant confession of a recovering addict adrift in the fragmenting landscape of America's middle class. Shot through with humor, hubris, and hard-earned insight, Early Sobrieties charts the limbos that exist between our better and worst selves, offering a portrait of a stifled generation collectively slouching towards grace."

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781662602245
  • ISBN: 1662602243
  • Physical Description: 257 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Astra House, [2024]
Subject: Addicts > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Genre: Social problem fiction.
Social problem fiction.
Novels.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Easton Area Public Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Easton Main Library DEAGLER (Text) 31901004793776 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 06/04/2024


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