The Biology of Luck by Jacob M. Appel

The Biology of Luck

byJacob M. Appel

Kobo ebook | October 7, 2013

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Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date. At 29, the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop. Her lovers include one of the last underground members of the Weathermen and the dilettante heir to a lawn chair magnate. Both men have staked their romantic future on her. Her only respite is her impending dinner with the nonthreatening but unattractive tour guide Larry Bloom. But Larry, too, has a stake in her future. He has written a book about their impending dinner in which he fantasizes about Starshine’s life on the day he wins her heart. Juxtaposing moments from Larry’s guided tour of New York City on the June day of his “dream date” with excerpts from the novel in which he imagines Starshine’s concurrent escapades, this inventive structure weaves a highly imaginative love story across all five boroughs. Provocative, funny, and keenly observed, an imagined pilgrimage through the underbelly of Gotham becomes a bold new voice in contemporary American fiction.
Title:The Biology of LuckFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 7, 2013Publisher:Elephant Rock Productions, Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0975374699

ISBN - 13:9780975374696

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful read The settings are true settings, intricate and delivered through the eyes of the characters so that you're drawn in first to where they are and then to who they are. It's funny and thoughtful in turns and sometimes at the same time, and the characters are so compelling and real that you become involved with the wonderfully-paced story and don't notice that you're reading until a few hours later you look up. I'm so glad I read it.
Date published: 2013-08-26