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Henry Holt and Co.
256 pages
Product Description
<P><B>Bold, touching, and funny—a debut novel by a brilliant young woman about the coming-of-age of a brilliant young literary man</B></P><P>“He was not the kind of guy who disappeared after sleeping with a woman—and certainly not after the condom broke. On the contrary: Nathaniel Piven was a product of a postfeminist 1980s childhood and politically correct, 1990s college education. He had learned all about male privilege. Moreover, he was in possession of a functional and frankly rather clamorous conscience.” – From <I>The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.</I></P><P>Nate Piven is a rising star in Brooklyn’s literary scene. After several lean and striving years, he has his pick of both magazine assignments and women: Juliet, the hotshot business reporter; Elisa, his gorgeous ex-girlfriend, now friend; and Hannah, “almost universally regarded as nice and smart, or smart and nice,” who is lively fun and holds her own in conversation with his friends.</P><P>In this 21st-century literary world, wit and conversation are not at all dead. Is romance? Novelist Adelle Waldman plunges into the psyche of a modern man—who thinks of himself as beyond superficial judgment, yet constantly struggles with his own status anxiety, who is drawn to women, yet has a habit of letting them down. With tough-minded intelligence and wry good humor <I>The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.</I> is an absorbing tale of one young man’s search for happiness—and an inside look at how he really thinks about women, sex and love.