Inscribed by McCauley on the title page. Jacket has a tear with creasing on the rear top right corner. 316 pgs. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: George and Nina seem like the perfect couple. They share a cozy, cluttered Brooklyn apartment, a taste for impromptu tuna casserole dinners, and a devotion to ballroom dancing lessons at Arthur Murray. They love each other. There's only one hitch: George is gay. And when Nina announces she's pregnant, things get especially complicated. Howard -- Nina's overbearing boyfriend and the baby's father -- wants marriage. Nina wants independence. George will do anything for a little unqualified affection, but is he ready to become an unwed surrogate dad? A touching and hilarious novel about love, friendship, and the many ways of making a family.
Críticas: It's no mistake that Stephen McCauley's The Object of My Affection ends at a carnival, for the book is, shockingly enough, not about ballroom dancing or Jennifer Aniston's hair, but rather a funny, bittersweet rumination on the thrill rides we endure and the trick mirrors through which we peer, all in the name of relationships.
George is a gay kindergarten teacher, holding a torch of the inextinguishable variety for his not-worth-it ex-boyfriend. Nina is a pregnant "almost-psychologist" feminist with a nail-polish obsession and an overbearing boyfriend. The focus of the novel is certainly on the relationship between these two, but McCauley also brings an entire fictional ensemble to life, richly nuanced with quirky humor. After a night utterly devoid of sleep, romance, or even physical comfort on a stranger's futon, George decides to cut his losses and leave in the middle of the night, silently wondering about his generation's aversion to mattresses: "I've never trusted people who feel compelled to replace them with uncomfortable, expensive substitutes." As he leaves, his blind date caps off the evening with some unsolicited dietary advice, advising him that he should really cut down on dairy. "Thanks," George deadpans. "I've been meaning to eliminate it from my diet. This should give me the extra push."
The Object of My Affection gets you to care about this screwed-up lot of characters as they attempt to force the square peg of life-as-it-is-wished into the round hole of life-as-it-is. It offers no pat resolutions but rather an overall sense of hope, made all the more believable by the fact that the author has not frantically tried to tie up every single loose end. Instead, George, Nina, and those who touch them manage to push off from their unreasonably idealistic visions of the future and anchor, albeit tenuously, to the blessings of the present, resolved to remain standing amidst the forces that move them, as McCauley writes, "as inevitable as death and much stronger than love." --Bob Michaels
Título: Object of My Affection
Año de publicación: 1987
Condición del libro: Very Good+
Edición: First English Edition
Descripción Macmillan. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería G0333449487I5N00
Descripción MACMILLAN, 1987. Estado de conservación: Good. First English Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP87468569
Descripción Macmillan, 1987. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería c19377
Descripción Macmillan, 1987. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good (ex-library). Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 316 pages. Ex-library with usual marks, stamps, stickers. Boards have no wear, rubbing or soiling. Dust jacket has moderate rubbing. Edges of dust jacket have light bumping. The dust jacket has been price-clipped. Dust jacket is protected in clear, plastic sleeve. Pages are lightly tanned. Edges of pages are reasonably browned. A contemporary romance which follows the lives of a man and a woman who find love in New York. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Romance & Women's Fiction; ISBN: 0333449487. ISBN/EAN: 9780333449486. Inventory No: 14060085. The photo of this book is of the actual book for sale. Nº de ref. de la librería 14060085
Descripción London, Macmillan, 1987; 0-333-44948-7, 1987. 1st Edition; HBk; Very good/ Dw Nr fine; 316pp; Mark on front edge; Corner cut off front pastedown; Grey covers with gilt title on spine; Dust wrapper has price intact. "An engaging first novel about two best friends and room mates: he's gay; she's single straight and pregnant. ". Nº de ref. de la librería 6008
Descripción Macmillan, 1987. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 1st Edition. The jacket is shelf rubbed.A few inscriptions.Old tape residue mark.Excellent binding.[R.K]. Nº de ref. de la librería ms55
Descripción MACMILLAN, 1987. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería P020333449487
Descripción MACMILLAN, 1987. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Nº de ref. de la librería P010333449487
Descripción MACMILLAN, 1987. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110333449487
Descripción MacMillan. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0333449487 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.1104985