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The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P by Adelle Waldman
Literary fiction

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P

Debut
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by Adelle Waldman

Quick take

A Brooklyn man unsuccessfully juggles the women he's dating in this comedy of manners that feels a little too real.

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  • Unlikeable narrator

  • Brainy

  • Buzzy

  • Snarky

Synopsis

Writer Nate Piven's star is rising. After several lean and striving years, he has his pick of both magazine assignments and women: Juliet, the hotshot business reporter; Elisa, his gorgeous ex-girlfriend, now friend; and Hannah, "almost universally regarded as nice and smart, or smart and nice," who holds her own in conversation with his friends. When one relationship grows more serious, Nate is f...

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