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The Kept Man

(2007)
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Now in paperback: the novel that's 'unabashedly emotional, refreshingly devoid of New York City cynicism, and tenderly funny' (People).

Jarvis Miller's artist husband has been in a coma for six years. And so, Jarvis has spent these years suspended between hope and grief, paralyzed with longing for a life and a marriage that are slipping away. But then, unexpectedly, Jarvis makes her first new friends in years when she meets the Kept Man Club: three men whose lifestyles are funded by their successful wives, who gather once a week on laundry day. With their help, she reawakens to the city beyond her Brooklyn apartment, past the pitying eyes of her husband's art dealer and his irresponsible best friend as her future begins to take on the irresistible tingles of possibility for the first time in almost a decade. When a shocking discovery casts a different light on her idealized marriage, she's propelled even further down a path that she would never have dared to imagine just months before. Tender, bold, and unabashed, The Kept Man is a compulsively readable novel about love and loss from one of our most dynamic new storytellers.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

December 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Kept Man
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-59448-952-1 / 978-1-59448-952-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : Paperback
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Title: The Kept Man
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
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January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kept Man
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-59448-351-5 / 978-1-59448-351-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Kept Man
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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