Book review: A Fortunate Age

Book review: A Fortunate Age
Joanna Rakoff: drawing inspiration from the past

Non-fiction: A Fortunate Age. By Joanna Rakoff. Bloomsbury, €22.60. Reviewed by Colette Sexton

Joanna Rakoff’s novel A Fortunate Age explores the lives of six friends who met at a private liberal arts college but are now battling the real world as they try to make it in New York City. At the beginning of the book, Lil, the would-be scholar, announces her impending nuptials, much to the surprise and judgment of her college friends. What follows brings the...

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