Easy Way Out

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 31, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Patrick O'Neil is a travel agent who never goes anywhere. His closest
confidante, Sharon, is chain-smoking her way to singles hell, passing up man
after man. His parents, proprietors of a suburban men's store whose fortunes
are sagging more visibly than its customers, can't agree how best to interfere
in their sons' lives. And his lover, Arthur (a nice golden retriever of a guy
to whom Patrick can't quite commit), wants to cement their relationship
by buying a house.

Then a call comes in the middle of another sleepless night. Tony, Patrick's
straight-as-an-arrow younger brother, has fallen in love with a beautiful
lawyer who is turning him on to...opera. Unfortunately, she's not the woman he's already pledged to marry. Tony's life is a mess. Finally, the brothers have something in common.
 

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THE EASY WAY OUT

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

McCauley's funny, engaging, if somewhat meandering, second novel (The Object of My Affection, 1987) explores the dilemma of unfaithful Patrick, who longs to leave his staid lover Arthur even as he ... Read full review

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User Review  - twryan72 - LibraryThing

HYSTERICAL! One of the funniest books I have ever read. Actually has made me lauh out loud several times...and that is pretty rare for me when reading. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
22
Section 3
30
Section 4
34
Section 5
40
Section 6
45
Section 7
57
Section 8
66
Section 21
162
Section 22
175
Section 23
195
Section 24
203
Section 25
207
Section 26
210
Section 27
217
Section 28
222

Section 9
72
Section 10
81
Section 11
85
Section 12
91
Section 13
103
Section 14
108
Section 15
119
Section 16
128
Section 17
135
Section 18
141
Section 19
149
Section 20
158
Section 29
227
Section 30
233
Section 31
249
Section 32
253
Section 33
256
Section 34
260
Section 35
269
Section 36
273
Section 37
280
Section 38
287
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About the author (2012)

Stephen McCauley is the author of Alternatives to Sex, True Enough, The Man of the House, The Easy Way Out, and The Object of My Affection. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Visit his website at www.stephenmccauley.com.

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