Jeremy Thrane

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Broadway Books, Aug 1, 2001 - Fiction - 308 pages
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Jeremy Thrane is a thirty-five-year-old writer in love with a married man. For years, Jeremy has posed as "archivist" to Ted Masterson, a Hollywood action star. Jeremy maintains Ted's New York brownstone and guards the secret that could destroy his career. But when Ted and his movie-star wife, Giselle, adopt a child and become America's most-photographed family, Jeremy finds himself without a job and, more important, bereft of the love of his life.
Kate Christensen chronicles Jeremy's search for a new start as he ventures to every corner of the New York landscape, from watering holes where gossip columnists await an "item" to dives where waiters and busboys are eager to please patrons - especially after their shifts are over. In his spare time, he struggles to finish a novel based on his father's peripatetic life as a fanatical Marxist and turns out sizzling pornography for a one-man enterprise run by an old high school acquaintance. His sister, an up-and-coming rock musician, and his thrice-married, former-flower-child mother, who found her true calling as a poet late in life, provide the mixture of criticism and compassion Jeremy has known all his life and now, for the most unexpected reasons, finally learns to appreciate.

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User Review  - Michele Hohlfeld - Goodreads

I almost stopped reading this after the first chapter or wasn't awful but it just wasn't "grabbing me"......and generally speaking, if I am not captivated by a book almost immediately, it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Panda - Goodreads

A cute story of a smart loser. Christensen's favorite theme. Not quite as amusing as epicures delight but still fun and lively read. Read full review


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Kate Christensen lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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