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Tomcat in Love By Tim O'Brien

Tomcat in Love
by Tim O'Brien

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In a tour de force of black comedy, award-winning novelist Tim O'Brien explores the battle of the sexes and creates a savage, startlingly inventive tale with a memorably maddening hero, a modern-day Don Juan who embodies the desires and bewilderment of men everywhere.

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Tomcat in Love by Tim O'Brien

In a tour de force of black comedy, award-winning novelist Tim O'Brien explores the battle of the sexes and creates a savage, startlingly inventive tale with a memorably maddening hero, a modern-day Don Juan who embodies the desires and bewilderment of men everywhere.

Pompous, vain, shallow, inconsiderate, untrustworthy, fickle... linguistics professor Thomas `Tomcat' Chippering is a man much like any other. But when his serial flirting finally drives his wife into the arms of a Florida tycoon, it is more than his fragile pride can stand, and he sets off in pursuit, with vengeance on his mind...

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Tomcat in Love Reviews


`An extraordinary novel, a sustained and sophisticated comedy.'
Guardian

`Richly comedic... like a WASPish version of Roth's Portnoy's Complaint... dangerously funny.'
Daily Express

`O'Brien is at his best in this macabre black comedy... a dark, clever fable... extremely funny.'
Sunday Telegraph

`A wonderful novel, laugh-out-loud funny.'
Washington Post

`Lust, laughs and literary mastery.'
New York Post

About Tim O'Brien


Tim O'Brien was born in Minnesota. He served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, and after graduate studies at Harvard worked for the Washington Post. He established himself as one of the leading writers of his generation in 1973 with If I Die in a Combat Zone, the compelling account of his own tour of duty in Vietnam. Subsequent novels include Going After Cacciato, winner of the National Book Award, The Things They Carried, nominated for the Pulitzer, and In the Lake of the Woods, Time Magazine's 1994 Book of the Year.

`O'Brien is unquestionably a brilliant writer.'
Glasgow Herald

Additional information

GOR001674116
Tomcat in Love by Tim O'Brien
Tim O'Brien
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2000-04-17
384
0006551521
9780006551522
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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