By (author) Janice Eidus
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Urban Bliss by Janice Eidus
Book DescriptionBabette Bliss, the decidedly modern heroine of this comical novel, suffers from an unsettling problem: ambivalence. She has taken leave from her job with an avant-garde New York theater to face her dilemmas concerning her marriage, career, and soul. Should she forgive her philandering husband, George Harrison, an Iowa-raised corporate lawyer with an uncanny resemblance to Babette's favorite Beatle? Is it time, in fact, for her and George to have a baby? Or should she have an affair? She is thrown into even deeper confusion when Shara-Rose, her leather-clad therapist, decides to give up her practice and become a rock star. No matter where Babette looks, abandonment is everywhere. So can she really desert her theater, at a time when the company is faced with eviction? To sort things out, she decides to live by herself again-only to team up with an unexpected roommate. Filled with subtle irony and insight, Urban Bliss is a humorous and touching novel that takes up old-age problems and sheds a contemporary light on them. Janice Eidus, winner of two O. Henry Prizes, is the author of a novel, Faithful Rebecca, and the short story collections Vito Loves Geraldine and The Celibacy Club. She lives in New York City.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872863392
(203mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Imprint: City Lights Books
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 27-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Janice Eidus
Vito Loves Geraldine, Paperback (October 2008)
In these eighteen stories Janice Eidus, with comic and tender irony, casts a sharp eye upon contemporary myths of romance, rebellion, and self-discovery.
Celibacy Club, Paperback (December 1996)» View all books by Janice Eidus
A collection of stories, including a Bronx girl's love affair with an Elvis disguised as a Hasidic Jew, advice columnist Aunt Lulu offering fashion tips on condoms, and a woman named Pandora finding that the path of redemption begins in Times Square.
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