Penguin Press



The Party Upstairs

Lee Conell’s debut will make you laugh even as you grapple with how money defines many of its characters’ most significant choices.

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Review of ‘The Party Upstairs’

There’s nothing like a great New York City novel, and praise be to the novelists who take us there: Think Cathleen Schine, Elinor Lipman, Emma Straub, Jennifer Egan and now Lee Conell, whose exquisite debut gets to the heart of the city via the super of an Upper West Side co-op and his frustratingly underemployed…

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