By Stephen McCauley
Stephen McCauley's new novel is a relocating and hilarious chronicle of existence in post-traumatic, morally ambiguous the USA the place the will to do strong is continually being tripped up by way of the necessity to believe stable. at once.
William Collins is a true property agent operating close to Boston. regardless of a increase marketplace, his revenues figures aren't what they need to be, due as a rule to the distractions of compulsive ironing and housecleaning binges and his penchant for nightly on-line cruising for hookups -- "less impersonal than out of date nameless intercourse since you exchanged faux names with the person."
there is additionally his fight to gather the hire from Kumiko Rothberg, his passive-aggressive tenant, and his concerns approximately his ally, Edward, a flight attendant he is definitely not in love with.
William has identified for it slow that his conduct are slipping uncontrolled. yet he figures that "as lengthy as I stated my habit used to be an issue, it wasn't one."
while he eventually makes a decision to cope with his existence, he wishes a job version of calm balance. input Charlotte O'Malley and Samuel Thompson, filthy rich suburbanites trying to find the appropriate urban house. "Happy couple," William writes in his notes. "Maybe i will be able to examine whatever from them." yet what he learns demanding situations his personal assumptions approximately actual property, love, and wish. And what they research from him may well get to the bottom of a budding friendship, let alone a really promising sale.
jam-packed with crackling discussion brought through a stellar ensemble of gamers, Alternatives to Sex is social satire at its absolute best: a wise, refined, and astonishingly humorous examine the best way we are living now.
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