Cleanness

by Garth Greenwell

Cleanness

by Garth Greenwell

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Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. Soviet buildings crumble, unrelenting winds lash the city, political protesters flood the streets with song. Amid this disquiet, a young American teacher prepares to leave the place he’s come to call home.

In a reflective mood, heightened by his imminent departure, he grapples with the intimate encounters that have marked his years abroad, each revealing startling insights about what it means to seek connection: with those we love, with the places we inhabit and with ourselves. Written in precise, elegant prose, Cleanness is an almost unbearably poignant book about a man whose life, like so many, has been transformed by the discovery and loss of love. Chosen as a book of the year in the New Yorker, Daily Telegraph, Observer, New York Times, BBC, TIME and Irish Times.

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020. Longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize.

Additional Information

ISBN9781509874675
Weight176 g
Dimensions20 × 14 × 2.6 cm
FormatPaperback
Category