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Going Down by Jennifer Belle

Going Down

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Going Down by Jennifer Belle
Jul 01, 1996 | ISBN 9781101551189

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Going Down is a very funny and sharply observed picaresque tale of a young woman’s struggles in New York, featuring an irrepressible, and winning narrator. Jennifer Belle has a gift for capturing the moments of screwball comedy offered up by everyday life in the city, and making them feel not only fresh but significant.”
—Jennifer Egan

“Witty, gritty, and thoroughly convincing.”
—Nick Hornby

“Delightfully, sickeningly, hilariously enthralling.”
—Tama Janowitz

“Imagine Holden Caulfield’s siter, Phoebe, growing up and turning tricks to study acting, and you have Bennington Bloom…Alternately vulnerable and self-possessed Bloom is the main attraction of this book, but there are others: a riveting plot with menacing undercurrents and creepy details, a cast of colorful minor characters, and a happy but not sappy ending. Going Down is loaded with comical ironies…a wonderful, aberrant, compulsively readable novel: A.”
Entertainment Weekly

“The best thing about Jennifer Belle’s appealing first novel is Bennigton Bloom, the near-tragic yet fantastically winning narrator…Belle has created an oddly affecting character whose self-reflexive candor and wry observations add up to an astringent, darkly comic view of New York life.”

“HIlariously endearing.”
Time Out New York

“Belle combines very funny, sharply written prose and a superb grasp of narrative…Her caustic wit and insightful observations make for a wickedly hilarious sense of humor evoking Dorthy Parker…Belle’s riotous, vivid debut has the energy and gritty appeal of New York City itself.”
Publishers Weekly

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