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Jonathan Ames, whose debut novel I move Like Night was once enthusiastically praised through Philip Roth and Joyce Carol Oates, has up with a super and comedian moment novel.

Louis Ives, the narrator of The additional Man, fancies himself a tender gentleman formed after his heroes within the books of F. Scott Fitzgerald. He attire the half -- favoring neckties, blue blazers, and activity coats. yet he additionally has a penchant for women's garments, a weak spot that motives him to lose his activity as a instructor at a Princeton day university after a strange incident concerning a colleague's brassiere. Thrust out of Princeton, he heads to big apple the place he rents an inexpensive room within the madly discombobulated residence of Henry Harrison, a failed yet significant playwright who dances on my own to Ethel Merman documents, sneaks into Broadway indicates, and plays with nice kind the tasks of a walker -- an escort for the wealthy widows of the higher East Side.

The males, separated in age by way of greater than 40 years, advance a dating that's irascible mentor and keen apprentice, they usually shape a bond the depths of which neither anticipated. yet Louis, whilst he's now not with Henry, has fascinations that lead him to an strange group at the fringes of the intercourse international of occasions sq.. He develops a mystery lifestyles there, which he fears can be his undoing and which he needs to hold hidden from Henry in any respect costs.

A hilarious but relocating tale approximately friendship and longing, The additional Man is an unique and unforgettable novel through considered one of America's such a lot proficient younger writers.

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Her mother smelled like roses, like she always had. Venus had told them a long time ago it was the scent of love, and it reassured Valentine a little. When they separated, Valentine surreptitiously sniffed her own suit. She smelled like mothballs. “Sit down, Mom. ” Her mom looked around the room as she perched primly on a seat. “This is nice, sweetheart. ” Her mother's voice hitched, like she was about to burst into tears, and it freaked Valentine out. Venus Jones never cried—not even at her mother's funeral.

They'd said it was a miracle that there hadn't been. As it was, he'd been in a coma for two weeks. They'd told him one more solid punch could turn him into a vegetable, or worse. He wasn't certain that wouldn't be an improvement over his current state. ” Bull asked. It would’ve been a random and awkward transition coming from anyone else. Bull, however, was always thinking about sex, so it wasn't a shocking question in the least. For some reason, Ethan thought of that little redhead who'd accosted him a number of weeks ago.

His brow furrowed as he tried moving his jaws. ” Bull popped it out. “It feels solid. ” Bull shrugged and popped it back into his mouth. Ethan stood up. ” His friend gave him a thumbs-up. Lifting his hands to his shoulders, Ethan jabbed, quick and sharp, right at Bull's jaw. With a muffled oof, Bull's head snapped backward and right back into place. ” Ethan asked. Bull spit the mouth guard out and pouted. “Dude, that was low. ” “I barely tapped you. ” Kelly “Bull” Torres's face lit up. “Did you watch the bout?

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