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The Pursuit of Happiness by Douglas Kennedy
  

The Pursuit of Happiness

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Douglas Kennedy has once again written an incredibly powerful story set just after the second World War in Manhatten with twists and turns on almost every page. Incredibly well drawn characters, particularly the women, linger on long after you’ve finished the book. It’s a tragic love story, a story of divided loyalties and though quite a long book, much like his others, we think you’ll be glued to the pages throughout. A wonderful escapist read.

If you like Douglas Kennedy you might also like to read books by Melvyn Bragg, Andrew Rosenheim and Louis De Bernieres.

Synopsis

The Pursuit of Happiness by Douglas Kennedy

Manhattan, Thanksgiving eve, 1945. The war was over, and Eric Smythe's party was in full swing. All his clever Greenwich Village friends were there. So too was his sister Sara - an independent, canny young woman, starting to make her way in the big city. And then in walked a gatecrasher, Jack Malone - a U. S. Army journalist just back from a defeated Germany, and a man whose world-view did not tally with that of Eric and his friends. Set amidst the dynamic optimism of postwar New York and the subsequent nightmare of the McCarthy witch-hunts, The Pursuit of Happiness is a great tragic love story; a tale of divided loyalties, decisive moral choices, and the random workings of destiny.


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'Kennedy cannot help but write grippingly, and he weaves threads of love and betrayal into a thrillingly masterful ending' Observer

'Kennedy really can tell a story... the twists in the plot are perfectly timed to keep the pages turning' The Times

'This is a book that demands attention, gripping from the first pages to the closing chapters' Marie Claire

About the Author

Douglas Kennedy

Douglas Kennedy's previous novels include the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Big Picture, The Pursuit of Happiness, A Special Relationship and The Moment. He is also the author of three highly-praised travel books. The Big Picture was filmed with Romain Duris and Catherine Deneuve; The Woman in the Fifth with Ethan Hawke and Kristen Scott Thomas.

His work has been translated into twenty-two languages. In 2007 he was awarded the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 2009 the inaugural Grand Prix de Figaro. Born in Manhattan in 1955, he has two children and currently divides his time between London, Paris, Berlin, Maine and New York..

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Book Info

Publication date

5th September 2002

Author

Douglas Kennedy

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd

Format

Paperback (b Format)
656 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099415374

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