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We are not ourselves: A Novel

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Grouping Titlewe are not ourselves
Grouping Authormatthew thomas
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-01-24 05:22:54AM
Last Indexed2022-01-24 05:36:59AM
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display_description"Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed. Eileen can't help but dream of a calmer life, in a better neighborhood. When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she's found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit. They marry, and Eileen quickly discovers Ed doesn't aspire to the same, ever bigger, stakes in the American Dream. Eileen encourages her husband to want more: a better job, better friends, a better house, but as years pass it becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper psychological shift. An inescapable darkness enters their lives, and Eileen and Ed and their son Connell try desperately to hold together a semblance of the reality they have known, and to preserve, against long odds, an idea they have cherished of the future. Through the Learys, novelist Matthew Thomas charts the story of the American Century, particularly the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts and minds after WWII. The result is a powerfully affecting work of art; one that reminds us that life is more than a tally of victories and defeats, that we live to love and be loved, and that we should tell each other so before the moment slips away. Epic in scope, heroic in character, masterful in prose, We Are Not Ourselves is a testament to our greatest desires and our greatest frailties."--
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subject_facetAdult children of alcoholics -- Fiction
Ambition -- Fiction
American Dream -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction
Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- Fiction
Irish Americans -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Large type books
Marital conflict -- Fiction
Queens (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Queens (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Scientists -- Fiction
title_displayWe are not ourselves
title_fullWe Are Not Ourselves A Novel
We are not ourselves / Matthew Thomas
title_shortWe are not ourselves
title_subA Novel
topic_facetAdult children of alcoholics
American Dream
Emigration and immigration
Irish Americans
Marital conflict