Faithful: A Novel

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Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2004 - Fiction - 210 pages
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Risky, fiercely erotic and deeply touching, Davitt Sigerson’s first novel is a revealing excursion into the shadowy territory where love and lust merge and the line between devotion and compulsion disappears.

Nick is a trader on the London Stock Exchange, an honest, decent man. He has never been with anyone as desirable as Trish, so attuned to his moods and ready to embody his most intimate desires. Trish, an international marketing executive, is a completely modern woman: capable and self-confident, romantic and unabashedly sexual. Attracted by Nick’s good looks, his compassion and boyish charms, she falls for him, and within two months of their first meeting they are married. But when Trish’s past intrudes upon their happiness she makes a choice that will take their lives in extraordinary directions.

Gliding between poignant depictions of fatherhood and scenes of high voltage sex, Davitt Sigerson has crafted a luminously written story about people—like ourselves—who try to do the right thing yet still manage to make a mess of their lives. Written with intelligence, kindness and an unfiltered awareness of the ways in which today’s women experience their sexual prowess, Faithful is a stunning debut.

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Set in contemporary London, this story of sex, power, and misplaced love is both intriguing and disappointing. Nick and Trish are happy newlyweds-but only for a short time. While Nick is completely ... Read full review

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DAVITT SIGERSON grew up in New York and London, and read history at Oxford University. He has worked as a songwriter, record producer and journalist, and as an executive in the music business. He lives in New York with his wife and their two daughters. He is working on his second novel.

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