Cover Art. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Hard Back. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. X-Library with normal flaws....The hard cover and the jacket has very light shelf wear...........We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by....
Gilmour, David., Random House, 1991, c1991, 1st Edition, boards & cloth (hard cover), remainder dot on bottom edge o/w near fine with near fine dj, 161 pp, 8vo, ISBN: 0679403965, "Bix has it all: a failed marriage, a faltering career, a drinking problem (not to mention the pills), and a wandering eye for women..."
Publishers Weekly, 1991-08-30 Continually hung over from booze and valium, Bix, a 40-ish political speechwriter in Toronto, obsessively lusts after ``scruffy,'' ``green-eyed,'' 19-year-old Holly Briggs, who sells jewelry on commission. The latent possibilities in this plot are not fulfilled in Gilmour's ( Back on Tuesday ) disappointing second novel. Bix, the narcissistic narrator, driven mad with jealousy over Holly's lack of attention and imagined or real lovers, uses her as a projection screen; the reader never comes to know her as a real person. Bix's slightly ``bossy'' ex-wife, Margaret, a film producer, and his adolescent daughter, Zooey, are a blur. Some secondary characters spark interest, like Aunt Jane, who pushes Uncle James down the stairs to his death. Shedding light on the better book this might have been, given the author's talents, Bix's oversexed observations, expressed through often poetic monologue, evince Gilmour's fine ear for the ironies and dilemmas of man-woman combat (``This waiting for her to call . . . it was like a full-time job''). (Nov.)
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