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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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"The author of My Daughter's Boyfriend re-sifts and comes up with an irresistible title based on a cool-headed premise. Anya Meadows suffers from FSAD — Female Sexual Arousal Disorder ('a condition that affects 47 million women for a variety of reasons'). To keep her husband Neil ('a taller, thinner, less insane version of Mike Tyson') from leaving her and daughter Reese, she proposes a contract: find a girlfriend, sort of: oral sex only, encounters no more than twice a week, no falling in love. The book opens, alas, with Anya sitting at home, awaiting word on the birth of Neil's new son, Braxton, with Neil's contract-girlfriend (and co-worker) Danielle. Rax shifts the book's first person among the three principles fluidly: Anya loves her stay-at-home-mom lifestyle, dependent on Neil's job as a capital projects manager at a local Houston college. Trying-to-do-the-right-thing Neil loves Anya, but also cares for the few-class-tiers-lower Dani, who is (in her own words) 'spirited, decent-looking, employed, fun-loving, supportive.' But among other drama, Neil's boss finds it unacceptable that a married, 'high-profile' member of the department is 'openly having babies with someone else.' Rax manages the fallout from her exaggerated plot with insight, zip and wit, and airs multiple conflicts within black middle-class life in compelling detail." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Cydney Rax is the creator and manager of Book-Remarks.com, a heavily trafficked website that promotes books by and about African-Americans. She lives in Houston, Texas.

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ISBN:
9781400083138
Author:
Rax, Cydney
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.00x5.28x.73 in. .50 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The author of My Daughter's Boyfriend re-sifts and comes up with an irresistible title based on a cool-headed premise. Anya Meadows suffers from FSAD — Female Sexual Arousal Disorder ('a condition that affects 47 million women for a variety of reasons'). To keep her husband Neil ('a taller, thinner, less insane version of Mike Tyson') from leaving her and daughter Reese, she proposes a contract: find a girlfriend, sort of: oral sex only, encounters no more than twice a week, no falling in love. The book opens, alas, with Anya sitting at home, awaiting word on the birth of Neil's new son, Braxton, with Neil's contract-girlfriend (and co-worker) Danielle. Rax shifts the book's first person among the three principles fluidly: Anya loves her stay-at-home-mom lifestyle, dependent on Neil's job as a capital projects manager at a local Houston college. Trying-to-do-the-right-thing Neil loves Anya, but also cares for the few-class-tiers-lower Dani, who is (in her own words) 'spirited, decent-looking, employed, fun-loving, supportive.' But among other drama, Neil's boss finds it unacceptable that a married, 'high-profile' member of the department is 'openly having babies with someone else.' Rax manages the fallout from her exaggerated plot with insight, zip and wit, and airs multiple conflicts within black middle-class life in compelling detail." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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