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The Kept Man
Paperback - English

A riveting debut novel from a rising literary star, this story tells of a young woman whose husband has fallen into a coma, and her discovery of evidence that casts doubt on their marriage. ...Now in paperback, from the author of the bestselling The Middlesteins the novel that's unabashedly emotional, refreshingly devoid of New York City cynicism, and tenderly funny? (People).

Jarvis Miller's artist husband has been in a coma for six years. And so, Jarvis has spent these years suspended between hope and grief, paralyzed with longing for a life and a marriage that are slipping away. But then, unexpectedly, Jarvis makes her first new friends in years when she meets the Kept Man Club: three men whose lifestyles are funded by their successful wives, who gather once a week on laundry day. With their help, she reawakens to the city beyond her Brooklyn apartment, past the pitying eyes of her husband's art dealer and his irresponsible best friend as her future begins to take on the irresistible tingles of possibility for the first time in almost a decade. When a shocking discovery casts a different light on her idealized marriage, she's propelled even further down a path that she would never have dared to imagine just months before. Tender, bold, and unabashed, The Kept Man is a compulsively readable novel about love and loss from one of our most dynamic new storytellers.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
1594483515
EAN
9781594483516
Publisher
Publication Date
06/01/2009
Pages
304
Dimension
20.32cm x 13.16cm x 2.03cm
Age Group
18 and above
Grades
College Freshman to UP
Lexile Level
0
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About Author

Attenberg, Jami
Jami Attenberg is the author of the story collection Instant Love. She has written for "Jane," "Salon," "Nylon," "Print," the "San Francisco Chronicle," "Entertainment Weekly," and "Time Out New York," and her fiction has appeared in "Nerve," "Pindeldyboz," "Spork," and "Bullfight Review,"




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