Maynard and Jennica

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Harper Perennial, 2008 - Intermarriage - 300 pages
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Cool, Hip And Exceedingly Witty, This Is A Playful And Inventive Love Story Set In New York. Maynard Gogarty Is Bored With What He'S Not Quite Sure, But He'S Definitely Bored. He'S A Tweed-Suit-Wearing, Perennially Glum Thirty-Something Nursing A Short-Film Career That Shows No Signs Of Development. Plus He'S Misanthropic. But Recently He'S Turned Over A New Leaf: Whatever Befalls Him, He'S Decided He'S Going To Be Happy. Enter Jennica Green, Who Seems To Have It All: A Princeton Graduate With A High-Paying Job. But Then Again, She'S The Kind Of Girl Who Spends Two Weeks Organizing A Trip To A County Fair - Which Might Explain Why She Is Still Single. When Maynard Glimpses This Jewish Bridget Jones On A Blazingly Hot Subway Ride, What Are The Odds&? Set Either Side Of 9/11, Maynard And Jennica'S Courtship Is Narrated By Our Heroes And Their Many Observers: All Four Parents (Only Three Living), A Russian-German-Israeli Scam Artist (And Maynard'S Current Wife), A Rapper With A Linguistics Background, An Adolescent Trumpeter And A Macaw. On The Face Of It, Maynard & Jennica Is About Many Things: A Tree Homicide, New York City'S Real-Estate Boom, Hip-Hop Sampling, The 1989 San Francisco Earthquake, Subway Emergency Brake Etiquette, The Tournament Rules Of Scrabble, The Naming Of Cats. At Its Heart, This Brilliant First Novel With Its Menagerie Of Voices Is A Simple Love Story, As Touching As It Is Hilarious. The Film Rights Have Been Optioned By Scott Rudin Producer Of The Hours, Wonder Boys, The School Of Rock And The Queen. 'Rudolph Delson Joins A Constellation Of Bright Young Things Whose Most Prominent Star Is Jonathan Safran Foer. It Is An Effortless Read.' Financial Times

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User Review  - ValNewHope - LibraryThing

Recommended by Diane E. and Nancy S.Very clever and enjoyable read. The story is told through a series of observations by a variety of characters, some of whom are directly involved in the story and ... Read full review

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User Review  - ARBELL - LibraryThing

Reads like an interview. Very clever and witty, straight to the point love story told from many different points of view. The characters are down to earth and easy to relate to....i could see a lot of ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Rudy Delson lives in Brooklyn, New York. ‘Maynard and Jennica’ is his first book.

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