The Doorposts of your House and on your Gates

The Doorposts of your House and on your Gates

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Fleeing from a failed relationship, Isabel Giordani leaves Manhattan for Pittsburgh to accept a job at the underachieving nonprofit Future Cities Institute and insinuates herself into the aimless lives of Isaac Mayer and his father, Abbie. An architect turned crooked real estate developer, Abbie claims to be chasing after an unexpected heavenly visionone that inevitably embroils the Mayer family within the political and familial machinations of Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
Is there any father worse than Abraham? Are there any unhappier families than the first family of Genesis? Jacob Bacharach enlivens these existential questions in a tale that replaces the biblical Ur with New York City, the land of Canaan with the rust-belt river valleys of western Pennsylvania.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781631491740
Branch Call Number: FICTION BACHA...J
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 21 cm


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