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 light shelf wear...................We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by.
Near in Near-Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Near-fine condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $18.95. Dustcover shows light wear (NO tears). NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 224 pages. Tight spine, clean pages. From Publishers Weekly Cheek's stylish, engaging comedy of manners is satiric froth lightly masking psychological acuity. When she decides to divorce her phlegmatic, self-satisfied husband, Londoner Pat Murray guiltily agrees to her 11-year-old daughter Rachel's request for a dog as compensation for having deprived the child of a live-in father. The spineless mutt, named Brian, comes to typify the "dog days" of Pat's post-divorce existence. By providing her heroine with enough emotional and financial resources to make her atypical of the conventional victimized wife, Cheek effectively distances the narrative from the run-of-the-mill. Pat's first-person description of the boredom of her marriage and the initial freedom of her single state are related in the crisp, witty style familiar to readers of Parlor Games. Delighted to be rid of her spouse, spunky Pat reserves her most acerbic comments for dog owners who pretend to be oblivious to their canines' deposits on what she calls "Crap Green, " which she describes as "one vast morning shit party, every day." Eventually, however, Pat becomes prey to loneliness and lust, the latter kindled by a man who seems doubly unavailable. Although the reader knows that Pat won't remain "quite happy being single and sexless" forever, the scenes leading up to the denouement are unpredictably hilarious.
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