Good on Paper
A NovelBook - 2016 | First Melville House paperback edition.
Is a new life possible? Because Shira Greene's life hasn't quite turned out as planned. She's a single mom living with her daughter and her gay friend, Ahmad. Her PhD on Dante's Vita Nuova hasn't gotten her a job, and her career as a translator hasn't exactly taken off either. But then she gets a call from a Nobel Prize-winning Italian poet who insists she's the only one who can translate his newest book. Stunned, Shira realizes that-just like that- her life can change. She sees a new beginning beckoning- academic glory, demand for her translations, and even love (her good luck has made her feel more open to the entreaties of a neighborhood indie bookstore owner). There's only one problem- It all hinges on the translation, and as Shira starts working on theexquisitely intricate passages of the poet's book, she realizes that it may in fact be, wellaimpossible to translate. A deft, funny, and big-hearted novel about second chances, Good on Paper is a grand novel of family, friendship, and possibility.
Publisher: Brooklyn : Melville House, 
Edition: First Melville House paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: FIC Canto
Characteristics: 299 pages ; 22 cm