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Publisher Comments:

From the bestselling author of Slaves of New York comes a hilarious, clear-eyed, satiric novel about the sad plight of a misguided woman on the make in Manhattan. Thirty-two-year-old Florence Collins is an "aging filly-about-town"--still beautiful enough to be (sometimes) invited to the best parties and the right restaurants, but unmarried and rapidly going broke. In her world, marriage to a wealthy man is all that can save her, although Florence's hard-hearted search for security and status takes her on an inevitable downward spiral.

New York "society novels" at the turn of the nineteenth century gave us a piercing look at the world and rituals of the city's wealthy; Janowitz here casts that tradition in a fresh light, giving us a tirn-of-the-century society novel that demonstrates how little seems to have changed. In a sly and unforgettable portrait of New York's haute monde, Janowitz brilliantly evokes a young woman's struggle for love and survival in the city that is as unforgiving today as it was a hundred years ago.

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From the bestselling author of "Slaves of New York" comes a hilarious, clear-eyed, satiric novel about a misguided woman on the make in Manhattan. Janowitz brilliantly sets her heroine on a course of self-destruction in a sly and unforgettable portrait of New York society as unforgiving today as it was a hundred years ago.

About the Author

Tama Janowitz is the author of Slaves of New York, A Cannibal in Manhattan, American Dad, The Male Cross-Dressers Support Group, and By the Shores of Gichee Gumee, and is the recipient of two NEA grants in fiction, as well as a New York State Council of the Arts Award in Fiction. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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ISBN:
9780385496117
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Janowitz, Tama
Publisher:
Anchor
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Middle aged women
Subject:
New York
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
106-703
Publication Date:
20000705
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.04x5.22x.77 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of "Slaves of New York" comes a hilarious, clear-eyed, satiric novel about a misguided woman on the make in Manhattan. Janowitz brilliantly sets her heroine on a course of self-destruction in a sly and unforgettable portrait of New York society as unforgiving today as it was a hundred years ago.
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