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Intimacy and Midnight All Day

A Novel and Stories

About The Book

Together in one volume -- Hanif Kureishi's highly acclaimed and controversial novel, Intimacy, and, available for the first time, his latest collection of provocative short stories, Midnight All Day.
Jay, the narrator of Intimacy, tells his story on the night he is preparing to leave his lover, Susan, and their two boys. Stripping away all posturing and self-justification, Hanif Kureishi explores the fears and desires that drive a man to leave a woman. Midnight All Day is an astonishing, darkly comic collection of new stories, in which Kureishi confirms his reputation as one of our foremost chroniclers of the loveless, the lost and the dispossessed. The characters are familiar in the cultural landscape of the nineties: frustrated and intoxicated, melancholic and sensitive, yet capable of great cruelty, and if necessary, willing to break the constraints of an old life to make way for the new.

About The Author

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Hanif Kureishi won the prestigious Whitbread Prize for The Buddha of Suburbia and was twice nominated for Oscars for best original screenplay (My Beautiful Laundrette and Venus, which starred Peter O’Toole). In 2010 Kureishi received the prestigious PEN/Pinter Prize. He lives in London.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Scribner (October 1, 2001)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743217149

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Raves and Reviews

Molly Gould San Fancisco Review of Books Hanif Kureishi does time and again that which very few writers of even the highest caliber dare attempt: he writes very funny works about serious topics.

Harper's Bazaar Kureishi is, simply, a wonderful writer, and Intimacy is a work of dark beauty.

The Village Voice Intimacy is a short, blunt shock of a novel -- stark, compelling, and painfully affecting.

Jane Mendelsohn The New York Times Book Review Kureishi is a fluent, socially observant writer whose sentences move with intelligence and wit.

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