Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 April 2007

200 Pages

ISBN: 9780748621743

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Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Kenneth Millard

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Provides detailed interpretations of 12 key contemporary novels from authors including Purple America by Rick Moody, The Age of Consent by Geoffrey Wolff, The Virgin Suicides by Jefffrey Eugenides and Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel.
  • Explains the importance of the coming-of-age genre to the broader American literature canon.
  • Makes a significant intervention in contemporary debate about what is most valuable in recent American fiction."