Cover of: Subtle bodies | Norman Rush

Subtle bodies

Published .
Written in English.

About the Edition

Ned and Nina are trying to conceive, so when Ned jets off with no notice to the funeral of Douglas, a mysterious friend from his student days, Nina follows him so they can have sex on time. Douglas was the ringleader of a fellowship of chums at NYU and Nina is baffled by the extraordinary hold the group - and Douglas in particular - have on Ned. The novel explores the reconfiguring and reappraisal of the clique following Douglas's tragic death. Subtle Bodies asks why we make the friends we do, why we keep them and how we make sense of our personal histories. It is a wise, funny and keenly observed portrayal of shifting relationships and new truths emerging from old certainties. Like all of Rush's work it embodies the dictum 'fiction is truth told excessively and beautifully'. It is a warm-hearted and pitch-perfect master class in the art of the novel.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813.54

The Physical Object

Pagination
pages cm

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26481894M
Internet Archive
subtlebodies0000rush
ISBN 10
1847087809, 1847088775
ISBN 13
9781847087805, 9781847088772
OCLC/WorldCat
855200434
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