In this delightful novel from an author who "has been
favored in so many ways by the muse of comedy,"* we meet Margaret
Nathan, the brilliant but forgetful author of an unlikely
bestseller. Happily married to a benevolently egotistical, slightly
dull but sexy professor, Margaret seems blessed--until she
finds herself seduced by an eighteenth-century novel she discovers
in the library.
Wrapped in its lascivious world, Margaret begins to imitate its
protagonist, embarking on a hilarious jaunt around Manhattan in
search of renewed passion. Will she find fulfillment through her
escapades or settle for her husband? Part romantic comedy, part
intellectual parody, Rameau's Niece is wise, affecting,
and thoroughly entertaining.
* New York Review of Books