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Among Other Things, I've Taken Up Smoking

Aoibheann Sweeney - Author

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ISBN 9780143113416 | 272 pages | 24 Jun 2008 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Awards
  • Lambda Literary Award
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Critically acclaimed by reviewers across the country, Aoibheann Sweeney’s beautifully written debut novel is a story of the profound human need for intimacy. For Miranda, the adolescence spent in her fog-shrouded Maine home has been stark and isolated— alone with her troubled father, a man consumed with his work translating Ovid’s Metamorphoses, her mother mysteriously gone from their lives. Now, having graduated from high school, Miranda’s father arranges for her to stay with old friends in Manhattan, and she embarks on a journey that will open up her father’s past—and her own world—in ways she cannot begin to imagine.

“ A magical, wonderful novel that is Shakespeare and Ovid, Wharton and Altman . . . [Her] authentic voice takes us back to our unborn selves.”
—André Aciman, author of Call Me by Your Name

“ A terrific debut novel . . . you won’t regret sinking into this book.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“ Remarkable for its poise and restraint, this first novel unleashes a sharp and wholly original new voice.”
—Jennifer Egan, author of The Keep


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