Based Upon Availability: A Novel

Paperback | June 8, 2010

byAlix Strauss

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“Like a beautifully-wrapped gift box, full of unexpected pleasures. Alix Strauss proves herself to be an astute and deeply feeling observer of human nature.”
—Dani Shapiro, author of Black & White

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A stunning, wise, and witty second novel from renowned trend journalist Alix Strauss, Based Upon Availability chisels away at the exteriors of eight smart and intriguing women while delving deep inside to see what they’re truly made of. Following her Ingram Award-winning The Joy of Funerals—named Best Debut Novel by The New York ResidentBased Upon Availability is women’s literary fiction at its finest.<_o3a_p>

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“Like a beautifully-wrapped gift box, full of unexpected pleasures. Alix Strauss proves herself to be an astute and deeply feeling observer of human nature.”—Dani Shapiro, author of Black & WhiteA stunning, wise, and witty second novel from renowned trend journalist Alix Strauss, Based Upon Availability chisels away at the exteriors of...

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From the very first page of this stunning novel, readers are drawn into the lives of eight seemingly ordinary women who pass through Manhattan's swanky Four Seasons Hotel. While offering sanctuary to some, solace to others, the hotel captures their darkest moments as they grapple with family, sex, power, love, and death.Trish obsesses ...

Alix Strauss is a lifestyle trend writer who appears on national morning and talk shows. Her articles have been published in theNew York Times,Marie Claire,Time, andEntertainment Weekly, among other publications. She is the author ofThe Joy of Funerals,Have I Got a Guy for You, andDeath Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Bril...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:June 8, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061845264

ISBN - 13:9780061845260

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“It’s Eloise from the Plaza, now 32 and running the hotel, with a hint of the S&M of Mary Gaitskill and the elegant precision of Lorrie Moore--and the touch of Strauss’s own signature macabre that I adore.”