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Equal Affections

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Published by Grove Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Modern fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction,
  • General,
  • Fiction / General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7874732M
ISBN 100802135315
ISBN 109780802135315

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An elaboration of some of David Leavitt's early stories, Equal Affections - his second novel - is about the family of a woman, Louise Cooper, who is dying of cancer/5(5).   Equal Affections tells the story of the funny, loving, and tragic Cooper family. Louise, the indomitable matriarch, has had cancer for twenty : David Leavitt. After the misdirections of his first novel (The Lost Language of Cranes, ), the justly admired story-writer finds focus—and a style more suited to his talents—in this unabashedly sentimental work of fiction. More an accumulation of memories, vignettes, and set-pieces than a carefully structured novel, this pleasantly written narrative concerns a contemporary family in crisis. Equal Affections tells the story of the funny, loving, and tragic Cooper family. Louise, the indomitable matriarch, has had cancer for twenty years. Louise, the indomitable matriarch, has had cancer for twenty years.

  Unequal Affections book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When Elizabeth Bennet first knew Mr. Darcy, she despised him an /5. About Equal Affections. Louise Cooper has been battling cancer for over twenty years. Her growing resentment towards her suburban life and her husband, Nat, compounded by his affair, have left her longing for the life she dreamed of having in her youth. Meanwhile her family are facing other challenges. Equal Affections is David Leavitt’s third book—his career is just beginning—but one reviewer has already dubbed him “the poet of the New American Family.”. Equal Affections tells the story of the funny, loving, and tragic Cooper family. Louise, the indomitable matriarch, has had cancer for twenty years. Her son Danny, a lawyer, lives in a New Jersey suburb with his lover Walter, who is slowly growing obsessed with on-line sex; her daughter April is a lesbian activist and folk singer, who knows how /5(4).

Equal Affections is well named its title taken from W.H. Auden's "The More Loving One", quoting it for the epigraph: If equal affection cannot be, Let the more loving one be me. The novel centers on Louise and her family/5(3). Equal Affections David Leavitt, Author George Weidenfeld & Nicholson $ ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS. The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories; THE MARBLE. Louise Cooper has been battling cancer for over twenty years. Her growing resentment towards her suburban life and her husband, Nat, compounded by his affair, have left her longing for the life she dreamed of having in her youth. Meanwhile her fam. Equal Affections by Leavitt, David. Grove Pr, Hardcover. As New. Disclaimer:An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend jacket quality is not guaranteed.