The Futures by Anna Pitoniak

The Futures

"The next great New York novel."-Town & Country"A story that feels familiar yet wholly original, like every heartbreak ever."-Marie Claire"Pitoniak's precise and incisive powers of observation give us a book with startling grace notes ... As in earlier, seminal novels about similar 20-something cohorts-among them Jay McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City, Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho and Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar-the city is another mirror...

Details The Futures

TitleThe Futures
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherBack Bay Books
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Adult

Reviews The Futures

  • Emily May
    Only then did I see it clearly: everyone was figuring it out. Everyone except me. I had no passion, no plan, nothing that made me stand out from the crowd. I had absolutely no idea what kind of job I was supposed to get. 2 1/2 stars. I can't decide if I'm being harsh or generous by giving The Futures 2 1/2 stars. It's probably best not to put too much weight on the rating. For some time, I really liked what it was doing. Pitoniak perfectly captur...
  • Lola Reviewer
    The message that THE FUTURES tries to convey? Life is messy, and you can’t always clean it up; some stains remain, but don’t you worry, nothing is final. You can always buy a new shirt, renovate your kitchen or find a new place to make a mess off.In less metaphorical terms, life is unpredictable. You may think you have it good, but the next day you unexpectedly find yourself unemployed. You may believe things are never going to turn out alrig...
  • Larry H
    I'd rate this 3.5 stars.I don't think of myself as particularly old, but there are times when I hear people talk about situations or see them behave in a certain way, and I think to myself, "Was I ever that young?" But then, when I reflect on their particular situation, the memories come flooding back, and I realize that at some point I really was that young. Egads.Reading Anna Pitoniak's debut novel The Futures , I felt nostalgic. It's not so m...
  • Liz
    Told in alternating viewpoints, this novel follows Julia and Evan as they navigate early adulthood after graduating from Yale. Evan has taken a job at a hedge fund,while Julia flounders, trying to decide who she wants to be. “I think everyone was wondering, through the haze of weed and beer pong and tequila shots, whether this - right here, right now - was in fact what they were supposed to be doing”. She ends up as an assistant at a foundati...
  • Dash fan
    4☆ A portrayal of Growing up, life and Relationships.The Futures is a book about Growing up and discovering the ups and downs of work, life and making relationships work.It is written in Julia and Evans point of views, which some readers find tedious.I didn't find this too much of a problem ad it was fairly easy to follow the story.Julia and Evan fall in love whilst studying at Yale. Julia and Evan decide to take the next step and move to New Y...
  • Suzanne Leopold
    Julia and Evan met during their freshman year at Yale. Evan grew up in Canada and attended college on a hockey scholarship while Julia grew up in Boston and attended boarding school. Their relationship continues past graduation and together they move to New York City.Evan starts a job at a prestigious hedge fund while Julia gets employed at a non-profit organization. The financial crisis of 2008 puts enormous stress on their relationship. Evan ge...
  • Mandy
    This book is the story of Julia and Evan, and their relationship as they leave college and move to New York. It is not a plot driven book but I found it compelling reading none the less.I really liked the writing style and I found that I wanted to keep reading. The two main characters were interesting and believable whilst not always being particularly likeable. When reading of some of the situations they found themselves in I could relate a lot ...
  • Louise Wilson
    Julia and Evan fell in love when they were undergraduates at Yale. After graduation and on the eve of the great financial meltdown of 2008, Julia and Evan moved to New York City. Evan got a job at a hedge fund. Julia has only known a life of privilege and is increasingly feeling left out of Evans secretive life. With banks failing, Evan becomes involved in high stake deals at work.The chapters alternate between Evan and Julia's viewpoint. A tale ...
  • Rebecca Foster
    (3.75) Evan and Julia are college sweethearts whose relationship faces serious obstacles when they move to New York City together at the start of the 2008 financial crisis. This debut novel takes a look at the forces that whittle away at love and the way that decisions shape our path. It’s about growing up, and the mistakes we make along the way. And it’s about the way that, even after major failures, we can build a sense of the future once a...
  • Amy
    All of my reviews can be found on www.novelgossip.comTold from both Julia and Evan’s point of view, The Futures is a tale of that awkward period in ones life immediately after college where the transition from the carefree days of school to work begins. Both Julia and Evan struggle to adapt to adulthood in different ways and there is an underlying sense of uneasiness and dread throughout as you know something is going to happen to throw them of...