A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jun 29, 2009 - Fiction - 282 pages
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“A tour filled with moments of grace and angst, and an overwhelming sense that compassion matters.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

Arthur Camden’s greatest talents are for packing and unpacking suitcases, making coleslaw, and second-guessing every decision in his life. When his business fails and his wife leaves him—to pursue more aggressive men—Arthur finds that he has none of the talents and finesse that everyone else seems to possess for navigating New York society.
 

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Portrait of a well-heeled wimp.When we first see Arthur Camden he's crying his eyes out. The middle-aged New Yorker has reached his nadir. He has run the family import-export business into the ground ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
15
Section 3
21
Section 4
29
Section 5
33
Section 6
39
Section 7
45
Section 8
58
Section 22
158
Section 23
168
Section 24
174
Section 25
180
Section 26
183
Section 27
189
Section 28
196
Section 29
205

Section 9
69
Section 10
73
Section 11
79
Section 12
84
Section 13
91
Section 14
98
Section 15
105
Section 16
111
Section 17
118
Section 18
126
Section 19
135
Section 20
145
Section 21
151
Section 30
210
Section 31
216
Section 32
221
Section 33
228
Section 34
236
Section 35
243
Section 36
252
Section 37
258
Section 38
262
Section 39
267
Section 40
274
Section 41
279
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About the author (2009)

Michael Dahlie won the 2009 PEN/Hemingway Award for his novel A Gentleman’s Guide to Graceful Living, and he received a Whiting Award in 2010. He is currently the Booth Tarkington Writer-in-Residence at Butler University in Indianapolis.

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