Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

Absorbed. The protagonist of Adele Waldman’s debut novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is a type. Harvard-educated Nate Piven has just made the transition from freelance writing to having a quality book recognized and published. He’s intellectual and self-absorbed. Waldman draws readers into Nate’s life through his shallow relationships with women, each of whom must be smart enough to be worthy of his attention. Waldman skewers Nate throughout the book, providing readers with often witty and scathing prose. Readers in their mid-thirties and younger may recognize these relationships as common. Those of at and beyond middle age may find this description of relationships somewhat foreign and more sad than comic. Rating: Three-star (It’s ok) Click here to purchase The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P from

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