Sam Lipsyte discusses and signs The Ask

03/24/2010 7:00 pm
Location: 
Street:
Vroman's Bookstore
Additional:
695 E. Colorado Blvd
City:
Pasadena
,
Province:
California
Postal Code:
91101
Country:
United States

Sam LipsyteThe Ask takes aim at marriage, work, parenting, abject failure, and a host of subjects you haven't figured out how to feel bad about yet. This latest slice of mucked-up life follows Milo Burke, a washed-up painter living in Astoria, Queens, with his wife and three-year-old son, as he's jerked in and out of employment at a mediocre university where he solicits funds for the art department.  Milo's latest target is Purdy Stuart, a former classmate turned nouveau aristocrat to whom Milo quickly becomes indentured. In its merciless assault on the duel between privilege and expectation, The Ask finally arrives at a rare articulation of empire in decline.

 

 

The Ask (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780374298913
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 3/2010