Passionate Spectator: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jul 1, 2005 - Fiction - 256 pages
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In Passionate Spectator, memoirist Peter Leroy and his wife Albertine are living by the skin of their teeth in Manhattan. Casting about for a source of income, Peter purchases a book from a homeless peddler, Creative Self-Promotion for Taxidermists, hoping he can adapt its techniques to promote his fledgling business: Memoirs While You Wait. That book opens into a beguiling journey from fiction to truth and back again, involving Peter, his childhood friend Matthew Barber (who is undergoing emergency heart surgery), and Peter's witty, urbane alter-ego, Bertram W. Beath--an erotic opportunist and "passionate spectator"of life's pageant.

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About the author (2005)

Eric Kraft is the author of nine novels, including Inflating a Dog and Leaving Small's Hotel. He and his wife recently moved from New York City to St. Petersburg, Florida.

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