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Through the Children's Gate

Nonfiction: Memoir / Personal Memoirs
Abridged   9.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/25/2006

Through the Children's Gate

A Home in New York

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Audio CD ISBN:9781598870589
Digital Download ISBN:9781598872705


By turns elegant and exultant, jubilant and poignant, Through the Children's Gate is a loving portrait of a family and their city.

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The children’s gate is an entrance to Central Park that leads to the playground. Gopnik explores that entrance in metaphor and experience as he recounts his family's return from Paris to New York——a seemingly secure, almost oddly child-friendly New York—in the fall of 2000. Gopnik describes not a city but an extended urban family, and a home charmed by the civilization of childhood. It's a charm that is simultaneously protect from, challenged by, and even shaped around the event that is soon to follow.

Author Bio

ADAM GOPNIK has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. His work for the magazine has won the National Magazine Award for Essay and Criticism and the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. From 1995-2000, Gopnik lived in Paris, where the newspaper Le Monde praised his "witty and Voltairean picture of French life." He now lives in New York with his wife, Martha Parker, and their two children, Luke and Olivia.

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