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Real Life

by Brandon Taylor

Literary Fiction

Real Life Synopsis

Wallace has spent his summer in the lab breeding a strain of microscopic worms. He is four years into a biochemistry degree at a lakeside Midwestern university, a life that's a world away from his childhood in Alabama.

His father died a few weeks ago, but Wallace didn't go back for the funeral, and he hasn't told his friends Miller, Yngve, Cole and Emma. For reasons of self-preservation, he has become used to keeping a wary distance even from those closest to him. But, over the course of one blustery end-of-summer weekend, the destruction of his work and a series of intense confrontations force Wallace to grapple with both the trauma of the past, and the question of the future.

Elegant, brutal and startlingly intimate, Real Life is a campus novel about learning to live from an electric new voice in fiction.

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ISBN: 9781911547747
Publication date: 30/07/2020
Publisher: Daunt Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781911547747
Publication date: 30th July 2020
Author: Brandon Taylor
Publisher: Daunt Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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