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Manhattan, the coldest night of the year — six best friends rush to attend a celebration. Blown by wind and snow, the women arrive flushed, each caught in midadventure....

Tonight's the night of nights — to rejoice in a new lover, leave an unfaithful husband, or decide to have a baby on one's own. These "six in the city" profes-sional women fight for their female choices. Sparks and zingers fly across the table....Love lives, secrets, and friendships go up in candle flame.

Who will win — the romantics or the realists? How can working women triumph in such trying times? While the cell phones chime and the biological clocks rewind, the friends enact a timeless ceremony. Here is our urban "friends-as-family" generation — Beautiful Bodies is a dazzling comedy of manners in the grand tradition of Dorothy Parker and Mary McCarthy.

Synopsis:

It has been a while since an "all female novel" rose to the wit of classics penned by Dorothy Parker or Mary McCarthy, but Beautiful Bodies has critics placing Laura Shaine Cunningham in such esteemed and delightful company while extolling the numerous virtues and pleasures of her dazzling comedy of manners. Inventively structured to take place in one night, the novel introduces readers to six unforgettable women and then invites them along to a party where Australian wine flows, zingers spark across a table, and a timeless female ritual is reinvented. This witty, sophisticated take on single women's lives at the dawn of our uncertain twenty-first century is an effervescent cocktail "that goes down easy but is deceptively potent."

Synopsis:

From the celebrated memoirist comes a hilarious and insightful new novel--a comedy of manners featuring six 30-something women navigating the perilous currents of single life in New York City.

About the Author

Laura Shaine Cunningham is an award-winning journalist and playwright as well as the author of five books, including Sleeping Arrangements and A Place in the Country. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, Vogue and many other publications. She was born and raised in New York City. Her new novel, Dreams of Rescue, is forthcoming from Atria Books.

Table of Contents

Contents

  1. Raw Space

  2. "Please Stand Clear of the Moving Platform"

  3. "Desire at the End of the Line"

  4. Reproductive Value

  5. Sleeping Beauty on Seventeenth Street

  6. Crudit&#;s — a Duet

  7. Trio

  8. The Limo Lane: "Please Yield..."

  9. Quartet

  10. The Witching Hour

  11. The Guest of Honor

  12. "You look beautiful."

  13. Dinner Is Served

  14. "Ask not for whom the cell phone tolls..."

  15. Just Desserts

  16. "Holding Her Own"

  17. The Walpurgisnacht

  18. Let the Circle Be Unbroken

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743434027
Author:
Cunningham, Laura Shaine
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Single women
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
Lifestyles.
Subject:
Manhattan
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
108-35
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 16.835 oz

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Product details 384 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780743434027 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , It has been a while since an "all female novel" rose to the wit of classics penned by Dorothy Parker or Mary McCarthy, but Beautiful Bodies has critics placing Laura Shaine Cunningham in such esteemed and delightful company while extolling the numerous virtues and pleasures of her dazzling comedy of manners. Inventively structured to take place in one night, the novel introduces readers to six unforgettable women and then invites them along to a party where Australian wine flows, zingers spark across a table, and a timeless female ritual is reinvented. This witty, sophisticated take on single women's lives at the dawn of our uncertain twenty-first century is an effervescent cocktail "that goes down easy but is deceptively potent."
"Synopsis" by , From the celebrated memoirist comes a hilarious and insightful new novel--a comedy of manners featuring six 30-something women navigating the perilous currents of single life in New York City.
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