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National Bestseller

The story of an obsessive love affair between a woman and an apartment.

The publication of her sexy, offbeat, riotous first novel, Going Down, won Jennifer Belle comparisons from everyone from Dorothy Parker and Lorrie Moore to J. D. Salinger and Liz Phair. In High Maintenance, Belle is back with another brilliantly twisted New York story that is as funny, sad, painful, ridiculous, wild, daring, and lovable as its predecessor.

Set in the manic world of New York real estate, High Maintenance is the story of Liv Kellerman, a young woman who's just left her husband and, more important, their fabulous penthouse apartment with its Empire State Building view. On her own for the first time in her life, she relocates to a crumbling Greenwich Village hovel and contemplates her next move. Before long she finds her true calling: selling real estate. With her native eye for prime properties and an ability to lie with a straight face, Liv finds success and soon is swimming with the sharks-the hardcore, cutthroat brokers who'll do anything to close a deal. Along the way she picks up a maniacally ardent architect who likes to bite her, a few hilarious bosses, strange and exasperating clients, and a gun, and brings them with her on her search for the one thing she's really after: a home.

Belle's gift for creating strange and winning characters and her acute observations of both the absurd and the poignant in everyday life are the hallmarks of her fiction. High Maintenance is generous and unsparing, tough and exciting and terrifically smart—a hot new property on the market.

 

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Entertainment Weekly's Best New Novelist of the Year (for Going Down) is back on the market with a hot new novel of sex and real estate.

Liv Kellerman has left her cheating husband — and more tragically, their fabulous duplex with Empire State Building views. Now she's contemplating her next move. With few marketable skills, a lot of appeal, and more than a little altitude, she can go farther than she ever thought possible.

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Liv Kellerman has left her cheating husband--and more tragically, their fabulous duplex with Empire State Building views. Now she's contemplating her next move. With few marketable skills, a lot of appeal, and more than a little attitude, she can go farther than she ever thought possible.

About the Author

Jennifer Belle's first novel, Going Down, was translated into many languages. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, MS., The Independent Magazine (London), Harper's Bazaar, Mudfish, and several anthologies.

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sarajennypuddin, March 13, 2008 (view all comments by sarajennypuddin)
I've read this book several times, and it never loses it's charm. Jennifer Belle is hilarious! She creates scenarios that are so bizarre, that could happen to anyone. I really related to this book, and it is one that I fall back on when I need a quick laugh.
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its a good book i only read when im bored. but so far its great!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781573229302
Author:
Belle, Jennifer
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Author:
Jennifer Be
Author:
lle
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Divorced women
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Real estate agents
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Apartments
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
107-151
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.98x5.14x.97 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 368 pages Riverhead Books - English 9781573229302 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Entertainment Weekly's Best New Novelist of the Year (for Going Down) is back on the market with a hot new novel of sex and real estate.

Liv Kellerman has left her cheating husband — and more tragically, their fabulous duplex with Empire State Building views. Now she's contemplating her next move. With few marketable skills, a lot of appeal, and more than a little altitude, she can go farther than she ever thought possible.

"Synopsis" by , Liv Kellerman has left her cheating husband--and more tragically, their fabulous duplex with Empire State Building views. Now she's contemplating her next move. With few marketable skills, a lot of appeal, and more than a little attitude, she can go farther than she ever thought possible.
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