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Greetings from Asbury Park

Daniel H. Turtel

Winner of the Faulkner Society Award for Best Novel

In a small seaside city on the Jersey Shore, three half-siblings confront the death of a distant and bullying patriarch. They now have the chance to imagine new relationships and new futures, ones that would have been near-unthinkable while their father was alive.

Caught in their crossfire are the conservative religious communities that border Asbury Park, the longtime locals who have been pushed to the fringe by the shore's revitalization, and the legendary town upon which the whole world seems to converge. Slowly, however, they come to understand that everything--their future, their happiness--depends on whether they can face themselves.

Wise, perceptive, and provocative, Greetings from Asbury Park is a remarkable literary debut in the tradition of great American novels such as Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio. It is a deep interrogation of place that depicts flawed characters as they break through to adulthood, truth, and to a moral relationship with the world.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
  • Publish Date: Jul 5th, 2022
  • Pages: 370
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.60in - 6.50in - 1.20in - 1.80lb
  • EAN: 9798200911615
  • Categories: Small Town & RuralFamily Life - Siblings

About the Author

Turtel, Daniel H.: -

Daniel H. Turtel grew up on the Jersey Shore. He graduated from Duke University with a degree in mathematics and is currently pursuing an MFA at the New School where he is studying on a Provost Scholarship. His writing has appeared in the Baltimore Review and has won numerous awards. He now lives in New York City.