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Early sobrieties : a novel

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First edition.

"Don't worry about what Dennis Monk did when he was drinking. He's sober now, ready to rejoin the world of leases and paychecks, reciprocal friendships and healthy romances - if only the world would agree to take him back. When his working-stiff parents kick him out of their suburban home, mere months into his frangible sobriety, the 26-year-old spends his first dry summer couch surfing through South Philadelphia, struggling to find a place for himself in the throng of adulthood. Monk's haphazard pilgrimage leads him through a city in flux: growing, gentrifying, haunted by its history and its unrealized potential. Everyone he knew from college seems to be doing better than him - and most of them aren't even doing that well. His run-ins with former classmates, estranged drinking buddies, and prospective lovers challenge his version of events past and present, revealing that recovery is not the happy ending he'd expected, only a fraught next chapter. Like a sober, millennial Jesus' Son, Michael Deagler's debut novel is the poignant confession of a recovering addict adrift in the fragmenting landscape of America's middle class. Shot through with humor, hubris, and hard-earned insight, Early Sobrieties charts the limbos that exist between our better and worst selves, offering a portrait of a stifled generation collectively slouching towards grace." --Jacket flap.

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  • 3 of 6 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Chappaqua Library FICTION DEAGLER (Text)
New Fiction
EAR
Available Soon
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Mount Kisco Public Library FICTION DEAGLER (Text)
New Fiction
31017152040157
Checked out
06/01/2024
Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
New Fiction
31021153943690
Available
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Pound Ridge Library District FIC DEAGLER (Text)
New Fiction
31026151189139
Available
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Rye Free Reading Room FICTION DEAGLER (Text)
New Fiction
31028153694140
Available
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White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
New Book
31544101530996
Checked out
05/29/2024

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