In the Family Way

In the Family Way

An Urban Comedy

Book - 1999 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
Tells the story of Roy, a psychotherapist, and his first wife, Bea, a caterer, and their extended family, all living in an apartment building on New York's Upper West Side, and their struggle to redefine the idea of family, amid their social and sexual antics

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Roy, a psychotherapist, and his first wife, Bea, a caterer, are the characters around which this hilarious and unpredictable novel revolves. The other players include their four children, their assorted friends and lovers, as well as Roy's subsequent two wives, one of whom he steals from a patient. Not to mention Bea's lover--the Russian imigri superintendent--her lesbian artist sister, and her caustic mother, the landlady of the chaotic building. Throughout the novel, Bea and Roy struggle to redefine the idea of family without giving up the fantasy of endless self-gratification. Entanglements, betrayals, couplings, and uncouplings abound, as each person seeks love and happiness in the free-for-all '90s. Roy, a psychotherapist, and his first wife, Bea, a caterer, are the characters around which this hilarious and unpredictable novel revolves. The other players include their four children, their assorted friends and lovers, as well as Roy's subsequent two wives, one of whom he steals from a patient. Not to mention Bea's lover--the Russian imigri superintendent--her lesbian artist sister, and her caustic mother, the landlady of the chaotic building. Throughout the novel, Bea and Roy struggle to redefine the idea of family without giving up the fantasy of endless self-gratification. Entanglements, betrayals, couplings, and uncouplings abound, as each person seeks love and happiness in the free-for-all '90s.

Baker
& Taylor

The hilarious tale of Roy, his first wife Bea, and their various children, family-members, and friends describes how they all try to find their way to happiness in a chaotic world. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow & Co., c1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780688170714
0688170714
Characteristics: 325 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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