Karl Taro Greenfeld

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I'm the author of six books, including the recent novel Triburbia, the story collection NowTrends, the memoir Boy Alone and the Japanese youth culture collection Speed Tribes ...more

Average rating: 3.65 · 7,834 ratings · 970 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
Triburbia

3.22 avg rating — 1,424 ratings — published 1995 — 19 editions
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Speed Tribes: Days and Nigh...

3.77 avg rating — 748 ratings — published 1995 — 8 editions
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True

3.49 avg rating — 832 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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Boy Alone: A Brother's Memoir

3.74 avg rating — 453 ratings — published 2009 — 13 editions
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The Subprimes

3.35 avg rating — 543 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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China Syndrome: The True St...

4.27 avg rating — 321 ratings — published 2006 — 11 editions
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Standard Deviations: Growin...

3.92 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Nowtrends

4.38 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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The Best American Short Sto...

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3.71 avg rating — 1,139 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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3.82 avg rating — 987 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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“the harsh truth of every relationship, even between those who love each other, like fathers and sons and daughters, or husbands and wives, is that the love is always unequal.”
Karl Taro Greenfeld, Triburbia

“lacerating pilgrimage…the disruptive and expensive treks from specialist to specialist, city to city, trying to buy hope.” Or what Pearl S. Buck, years earlier about her own retarded and autistic child, calls, “That long journey of which parents of such children know so well…Driven by conviction that there must be someone who can cure…we”
Karl Taro Greenfeld, Boy Alone: A Brother's Memoir

“That left Jeb to work for whatever the bosses offered under the National Right to Work Act--the minimum wage having been abolished--enough to keep them fed and the car gassed but not enough for a roof or to save much more than coins.”
Karl Taro Greenfeld, The Subprimes

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