Walks with men /

by Beattie, Ann.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Scribner, 2010Edition: 1st Scribner ed.Description: 102 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781439175767 :; 1439175764; 9781439168691 (pbk.); 1439168695 (pbk.).Title notes: $17.00 8-2010 (db)Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction | Nineteen eighties -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- FictionSummary: It is 1980 in New York City, and Jane, a valedictorian fresh out of Harvard, strikes a deal with Neil, an intoxicating writer twenty years her senior. The two quickly become lovers, living together in a Chelsea brownstone, and Neil reveals the rules for a life well lived. Neil's certainties, Jane discovers, mask his deceptions. Her true education begins.
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Ann Beattie arrived in New York young, observant and celebrated (as The New Yorker' s young fiction star) in one of the most compelling and creative eras of recent times. So does the protagonist of her intense new novella, Walks with Men.<br> <br> It is 1980 in New York City, and Jane, a valedictorian fresh out of Harvard, strikes a deal with Neil, an intoxicating writer twenty years her senior. The two quickly become lovers, living together in a Chelsea brownstone, and Neil reveals the rules for a life well lived: If you take food home from a restaurant, don't say it's because you want leftovers for "the dog." Say that you want the bones for "a friend who does autopsies." If you can't stand on your head (which is best), learn to do cartwheels. Have sex in airplane bathrooms. Wear only raincoats made in England. Neil's certainties, Jane discovers, mask his deceptions. Her true education begins.<br> <br> "One of our era's most vital masters of the short form" ( The Washington Post ), Beattie brilliantly captures a time, a place and a style of engagement. Her voice is original and iconic.

$17.00 8-2010 (db)

It is 1980 in New York City, and Jane, a valedictorian fresh out of Harvard, strikes a deal with Neil, an intoxicating writer twenty years her senior. The two quickly become lovers, living together in a Chelsea brownstone, and Neil reveals the rules for a life well lived. Neil's certainties, Jane discovers, mask his deceptions. Her true education begins.

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In PEN/Bernard Malamud Award winner Beattie's powerfully stark period novella, Jane, a recent 1980s Harvard graduate, recounts her life experiences beginning with her plunge from rural independence to urban life with a much older, married lover. Beattie herself reads, and though the audio is professionally produced and features consistent volume throughout, it sounds bland in spots and would have benefited from the addition of background music or more vocal variety. Despite her limited range, Beattie creates with her expressive, accent-free voice and appropriately soothing, slow-paced reading the image of a reflective protagonist looking back on her life. Recommended where there is interest. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 2/15/10.-Ed.]-Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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