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    Kris D'Agostino(Author)

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An irresistible, incisive, fast-paced comedic drama about a family who reunites after the death of its patriarch, just as a hurricane tears through town. For fans of Jonathan Tropper, Emma Straub, and Karen Joy Fowler. On the night of a massive, record-breaking hurricane, George Westfall, an upstate New York antique store owner and father of three, lays dying. As his wife Ana seals up the storefront, their adult son Armie hides from the outside world as he always does, immersed in woodwork and thoughts of the past. In New York City, Armie s older brother Josef, a sex-addicted techie, is fighting to repair his broken relationship with his daughters. And out in Los Angeles their sister Charlie s career as a Hollywood publicist is crumbling. For the Westfalls, Murphy s Law is in full effect. Their patriarch dies as the storm hits town, flooding the store and ruining Josef s business negotiations. Charlie is desperately trying to set a movie starlet straight, while handling her son s expulsion from preschool and her wayward husband. And Armie, who s still in love with his high school crush Audrey, can t even muster the courage to leave his childhood home. Only when the children reunite to sell their father s beloved heirloom painting do they discover their real fortune lies elsewhere. A rollicking tableau of family life in all its messy complexity, like the best of Meg Wolitzer and Tom Perrotta, The Antiques is hilarious, heartbreaking, nimble, and observant. Complete with deeply flawed, affectionately rendered characters and an irresistible plot, Kris D Agostino s unforgettable novel is about the unexpected epiphanies that emerge in chaos, and the loved ones who help show us who we really are."

"Kris D Agostino presents a funhouse mirror in "The Antiques," delivering a cast of characters at once utterly familiar and completely absurd. But the real magic here is the fact that these people are still so dear. D Agostino elevates this novel from a funny story about a dysfunctional family to a bright examination of the American man and woman. "The Antiques" is witty, charming and delightful, but in critiquing the choices we make as moderns, it packs a firm punch."--Lydia Netzer, author of "Shine Shine Shine"""Kris D Agostino s "The Antiques" is about family and how -- no, wait, it s not one of those treacly, warmed-over novels about family. It s witty and trenchant and dark and stylish, the black sheep of the family-novel genre, the one who s not invited to Thanksgiving but crashes it anyway to the delight of the younger relatives and the horror of the elders." -- Teddy Wayne, author of "The Love Song of Johnny Valentine"""Kris D Agostino presents a funhouse mirror in The Antiques, delivering a cast of characters at once utterly familiar and completely absurd. But the real magic here is the fact that these people are still so dear. D Agostino elevates this novel from a funny story about a dysfunctional family to a bright examination of the American man and woman. The Antiques is witty, charming and delightful, but in critiquing the choices we make as moderns, it packs a firm punch."--Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine"The death of a family patriarch and an impending hurricane create a perfect literary storm in this wonderfully wise and darkly comic novel. I love this story of family, friendship, loss and redemption. Most of all, despite their sometimes hilarious flaws, I love the Westfalls. --Ann Leary, New York Times bestselling author of The Good House""Kris D Agostino s The Antiques is about family and how -- no, wait, it s not one of those treacly, warmed-over novels about family. It s witty and trenchant and dark and stylish, the black sheep of the family-novel genre, the one who s not invited to Thanksgiving but crashes it anyway to the delight of the younger relatives and the horror of the elders." -- Teddy Wayne, author of Loner andThe Love Song of Johnny Valentine""A perfect drama for readers who liked Herman Koch's The Dinner and Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings."--Library Journal"A darkly humorous portrait of the Americanfamily under duress....D'AgostinoD Agostino balances scathing and humorous commentary on the foibles of family with keen insight into his characters. --Publishers Weekly""[A] humorous novel..with funny, crisp dialogue...will indubitably appeal to fans of funny family dysfunction novels like Jonathan Tropper's This Is Where I Leave You...and Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's The Nest."--BooklistAfunny, perceptive story about the surprisingly strong bonds holding together a disparate family who gather after the death of its patriarch. --Shelf Awareness"D Agostino s sparklingly funny novel is about love, power, money and adult siblings find the beating heart of what matters most: one another. People"The Antiques is a keenly observed, eminently readable, all-kinds-of-funny ride, and I urge you to take it. Jonathan Evison,New York Times bestselling author of West of Here and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel""D'Agostino's sparklingly funny novel is about love, power, money and adult siblings find the beating heart of what matters most: one another."--People"The Antiques is a literary hurricane of hilarity, heartbreak, and familial redemption. Kris D'Agostino juggles a stolen model-rocket, a patriarchal funeral, a runaway movie actress, and a potentially priceless painting all the way to the novel's very satisfying ending. The Westfall family could be the Tenenbaums of Upstate New York."--Nickolas Butler, internationally bestselling author of Shotgun Lovesongs and The Hearts of Men"Kris D'Agostino presents a funhouse mirror in The Antiques, delivering a cast of characters at once utterly familiar and completely absurd. But the real magic here is the fact that these people are still so dear. D'Agostino elevates this novel from a funny story about a dysfunctional family to a bright examination of the American man and woman. The Antiques is witty, charming and delightful, but in critiquing the choices we make as moderns, it packs a firm punch."--Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine"Kris D'Agostino's The Antiques is about family and how -- no, wait, it's not one of those treacly, warmed-over novels about family. It's witty and trenchant and dark and stylish, the black sheep of the family-novel genre, the one who's not invited to Thanksgiving but crashes it anyway to the delight of the younger relatives and the horror of the elders." -- Teddy Wayne, author of Loner and The Love Song of Johnny Valentine"The death of a family patriarch and an impending hurricane create a perfect literary storm in this wonderfully wise and darkly comic novel. I love this story of family, friendship, loss and redemption. Most of all, despite their sometimes hilarious flaws, I love the Westfalls."--Ann Leary, New York Times bestselling author of The Good House"In The Antiques, Kris D'Agostino introduces us to a messy, delinquent, outrageous family plunged into mourning when the patriarch dies. While other writers might see this as an opportunity to throw ashes of grief on their characters' heads, D'Agostino comes at us briskly, shaking our hand with a joy buzzer. This book also reminds us that life and laughter still continue even after our loved ones have left us. The Antiques is an exuberant, lusty novel that had me laughing in the most inappropriate places. I loved it!"--David Abrams, author of the New York Times Notable book Fobbit"A funny, perceptive story about the surprisingly strong bonds holding together a disparate family who gather after the death of its patriarch."--Shelf Awareness"Spend a week with the Westfalls, the feisty clan at the center of Kris D'Agostino's second novel, "The Antiques," and you may feel better about your own family...very funny."--News Day"There's not a sluggish moment in Kris D'Agostino's second novel . . . with sharp, funny dialogue that never seems formulaic. More impressively, he conveys the disorienting and ever-shifting effects of grief."--New York Times"A darkly humorous portrait of the American family under duress....D'Agostino balances scathing and humorous commentary on the foibles of family with keen insight into his characters."--Publishers Weekly"Sharp as a mean older sister's comeback and witty as the brother who always gets under your skin, The Antiques is dark humor delivered lightly, and at a quick clip that makes it hard to put down."--The Rumpus"Fast-paced, dark and funny."--Largehearted Boy-D'Agostino's sparklingly funny novel is about love, power, money and adult siblings find the beating heart of what matters most: one another.---People-The Antiques is a literary hurricane of hilarity, heartbreak, and familial redemption. Kris D'Agostino juggles a stolen model-rocket, a patriarchal funeral, a runaway movie actress, and a potentially priceless painting all the way to the novel's very satisfying ending. The Westfall family could be the Tenenbaums of Upstate New York.---Nickolas Butler, internationally bestselling author of Shotgun Lovesongs and The Hearts of Men-Kris D'Agostino presents a funhouse mirror in The Antiques, delivering a cast of characters at once utterly familiar and completely absurd. But the real magic here is the fact that these people are still so dear. D'Agostino elevates this novel from a funny story about a dysfunctional family to a bright examination of the American man and woman. The Antiques is witty, charming and delightful, but in critiquing the choices we make as moderns, it packs a firm punch.---Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine-Kris D'Agostino's The Antiques is about family and how -- no, wait, it's not one of those treacly, warmed-over novels about family. It's witty and trenchant and dark and stylish, the black sheep of the family-novel genre, the one who's not invited to Thanksgiving but crashes it anyway to the delight of the younger relatives and the horror of the elders.- -- Teddy Wayne, author of Loner and The Love Song of Johnny Valentine-The death of a family patriarch and an impending hurricane create a perfect literary storm in this wonderfully wise and darkly comic novel. I love this story of family, friendship, loss and redemption. Most of all, despite their sometimes hilarious flaws, I love the Westfalls.---Ann Leary, New York Times bestselling author of The Good House-In The Antiques, Kris D'Agostino introduces us to a messy, delinquent, outrageous family plunged into mourning when the patriarch dies. While other writers might see this as an opportunity to throw ashes of grief on their characters' heads, D'Agostino comes at us briskly, shaking our hand with a joy buzzer. This book also reminds us that life and laughter still continue even after our loved ones have left us. The Antiques is an exuberant, lusty novel that had me laughing in the most inappropriate places. I loved it!---David Abrams, author of the New York Times Notable book Fobbit-The Antiques is a keenly observed, eminently readable, all-kinds-of-funny ride, and I urge you to take it.---Jonathan Evison,New York Times bestselling author of West of Here and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel-A perfect drama for readers who liked Herman Koch's The Dinner and Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings.---Library Journal-A darkly humorous portrait of the American family under duress....D'Agostino balances scathing and humorous commentary on the foibles of family with keen insight into his characters.---Publishers Weekly-[A] humorous novel..with funny, crisp dialogue...will indubitably appeal to fans of funny family dysfunction novels like Jonathan Tropper's This Is Where I Leave You...and Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's The Nest.---Booklist-A funny, perceptive story about the surprisingly strong bonds holding together a disparate family who gather after the death of its patriarch.---Shelf Awareness-Spend a week with the Westfalls, the feisty clan at the center of Kris D'Agostino's second novel, -The Antiques,- and you may feel better about your own family...very funny.---News Day-There's not a sluggish moment in Kris D'Agostino's second novel . . . with sharp, funny dialogue that never seems formulaic. More impressively, he conveys the disorienting and ever-shifting effects of grief.---New York Times-Sharp as a mean older sister's comeback and witty as the brother who always gets under your skin, The Antiques is dark humor delivered lightly, and at a quick clip that makes it hard to put down.---The Rumpus-Fast-paced, dark and funny.---Largehearted Boy: If you love Emma Straub's novels, pick up The Antiques by Kris D'Agostino as quickly as you can."--LitHub"The Antiques is a keenly observed, eminently readable, all-kinds-of-funny ride, and I urge you to take it."--Jonathan Evison,New York Times bestselling author of West of Here and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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