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Recently widowed, Albert Schmidt has triumphantly rediscovered domestic bliss in the Hamptons with Carrie, the Puerto Rican waitress who is younger than his daughter. Schmidt is content with keeping his own hours and steering his own course, even as he becomes entertained--and increasingly ensnared-- by the odd billionaire Michael Mansour. Among Schmidt's other heartbreaks and delights is the scandal engulfing his detested son-in-law. Where will it all lead? Is Mansour a true friend or just a big cat playing with a WASP mouse? Can May and December remain on the same calendar as the sun sets? Through it all, one thing is clear: Schmidt has found a new life far beyond the deck chair.

With the elegance and mordant wit readers have come to expect of him, Louis Begley has created a magnificent story of how virtue may be rewarded.

Synopsis:

Schmidt struggles with doubts over his May-December romance after Carrie refuses his marriage proposals; his humorless daughter returns, jilted and asking for money; and he encounters a mysterious Egyptian billionaire who may hold the key to his ultimatef

Synopsis:

"A COMEDY OF MANNERS SO DRY IT CRACKLES."

--The New Yorker

"A LITERARY TRIUMPH . . . Begley has done the most amazing thing. . . . He's given us a character who is heroic, villainous, intelligent . . . You want to punch him or hug him until he cries--or both. He's human, masterfully drawn. . . . I loved this book."

--CAROLYN SEE

The Washington Post Book World

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Louis Begley lives in New York City. His previous novels are Wartime Lies, The Man Who Was Late, As Max Saw It, About Schmidt, and Mistler's Exit.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307757739
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Begley, Louis
Subject:
Middle aged men
Subject:
Retirees
Subject:
General
Subject:
East Hampton
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20011030
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 320 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307757739 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Schmidt struggles with doubts over his May-December romance after Carrie refuses his marriage proposals; his humorless daughter returns, jilted and asking for money; and he encounters a mysterious Egyptian billionaire who may hold the key to his ultimatef
"Synopsis" by , "A COMEDY OF MANNERS SO DRY IT CRACKLES."

--The New Yorker

"A LITERARY TRIUMPH . . . Begley has done the most amazing thing. . . . He's given us a character who is heroic, villainous, intelligent . . . You want to punch him or hug him until he cries--or both. He's human, masterfully drawn. . . . I loved this book."

--CAROLYN SEE

The Washington Post Book World

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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