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Description - Getting over Homer by Mark O'Donnell

Getting Over Homer, a "coming of middle age" novel, takes a look at heartbreak, aging, the search for home, and the madness of love - in a story that follows the rise and fall and rise and fall of its hope-stricken narrator's two heart-bending love affairs. Our hero is Blue Monahan, who with his fiery twin brother, Red, arrives from the Midwest to try his luck in the Big Apple. Straight Red drifts rapidly into sitcom stardom and marriage, while gay Blue struggles to make it as a songwriter (you probably missed his musical, Odyssey) and to find True Love. First it's Homer, who introduces him to chic New York at the fashionable parties it is his job to throw for the superrich (his motto: "It's a business doing pleasure with you!") and at lush Fire Island retreats. Then, on the rebound, it is sweet, virginal Teddy, who likes to cuddle but is terrified of sex... As Blue labors to recover from these confusing entanglements, he must navigate the seas of family, friendship, career, and masculinity - whatever that is - before finding a safe haven, or at least getting over that seasick feeling.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679781226
ISBN-10: 0679781226
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 194
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 27-May-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mark O'Donnell

Mark O'Donnell was the author of Getting Over Homer, as well as two comic collections, Elementary Education and Vertigo Park and Other Tall Tales. His humor, cartoons, and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker, Spy, Atlantic Monthly, and the New York Times Magazine, and several of his plays have been produced on and off-Broadway. He died in 2012.

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