The Kept Man

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Penguin, 2007 - Fiction - 294 pages
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Now in paperback, from the author of the bestselling The Middlesteins: the novel that's "unabashedly emotional, refreshingly devoid of New York City cynicism, and tenderly funny?" (People).

Jarvis Miller's artist husband has been in a coma for six years. And so, Jarvis has spent these years suspended between hope and grief, paralyzed with longing for a life and a marriage that are slipping away. But then, unexpectedly, Jarvis makes her first new friends in years when she meets the Kept Man Club: three men whose lifestyles are funded by their successful wives, who gather once a week on laundry day. With their help, she reawakens to the city beyond her Brooklyn apartment, past the pitying eyes of her husband?s art dealer and his irresponsible best friend as her future begins to take on the irresistible tingles of possibility for the first time in almost a decade. When a shocking discovery casts a different light on her idealized marriage, she's propelled even further down a path that she would never have dared to imagine just months before. Tender, bold, and unabashed, The Kept Man is a compulsively readable novel about love and loss from one of our most dynamic new storytellers.
 

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Short story writer Attenberg (Instant Love) successfully demonstrates her talent and experience in her debut novel. Her heroine is Jarvis, a dark-haired young woman of Irish descent whose offbeat ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
29
Section 4
38
Section 5
44
Section 6
58
Section 7
70
Section 8
77
Section 16
159
Section 17
166
Section 18
169
Section 19
181
Section 20
189
Section 21
205
Section 22
212
Section 23
239

Section 9
85
Section 10
100
Section 11
108
Section 12
114
Section 13
125
Section 14
132
Section 15
143
Section 24
246
Section 25
252
Section 26
260
Section 27
262
Section 28
283
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About the author (2007)

Jami Attenberg is the author of the story collection Instant Love. She has written for Jane, Salon, Nylon, Print, the San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, and Time Out New York, and her fiction has appeared in Nerve, Pindeldyboz, Spork, and Bullfight Review.

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