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The Sleep-Over Artist

The Sleep-Over Artist

(2000)
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Writing with the sparkling wit and insight of his highly praised debut, Seduction Theory ("Brilliantly captures the great expectations and recurring ambivalence of youth." - New York Times), Thomas Beller continues to plumb the adventures of his hero, Alex Fader, a youthful existentialist and sensualist with an insatiable appetite for trouble. The Sleep-Over Artist is an account of critical stages in Alex's life, mapping his progress from youthful delinquent to filmmaker whose career begins when he makes a documentary film exposing the prep school from which he has been expelled. Alex longs for the taste of family life that the early death of his father has denied him. As a young boy he sleeps over at his friends' houses and ingratiates himself with their families; as a young man he extends his sleep-overs to the lives of women, culminating in the ultimate sleep-over - an affair in England with a glamorous, slightly older woman, the mother of a young boy. Beller has a pitch-perfect ear for emotional nuance and a microscopic eye for rendering the wordless moments when a relationship catches fire and all too often begins to falter. The high-wire tension that electrifies The Sleep-Over Artist is Beller's ingenious portrait of a young man who longs to disappear and belong all at the same time.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: The Sleep-Over Artist: Fiction
Author(s): Thomas Beller
ISBN: 0-393-04925-6 / 978-0-393-04925-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

October 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: The Sleep-Over Artist
Author(s): Thomas Beller
ISBN: 0-349-11398-X / 978-0-349-11398-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: The Sleep-Over Artist: Fiction
Author(s): Thomas Beller
ISBN: 0-393-32171-1 / 978-0-393-32171-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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