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  • Published: New York : Knopf, 2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 258 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0307264912
  • 9780307264916
  • 0307277372 (pbk.)
  • 9780307277374 (pbk.)
  • 9780307264916
  • 9780307277374

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Still life with husband

by Fox, Lauren.

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"This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso.

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still life with husband

better than your average chick lit

3.5 stars

Still Life with Husband is Lauren Fox's first novel and it's better than the average "Chick Lit." The protagonist, Emily, is a 30 something writer living in the midwest. She's married to a well-meaning sweet man, Kevin, who is on an intense campaign to "take the next step" (and by "next step" he means begging, guilting, and patronizing his wife into having children and moving to the suburbs). Boredom and complete disinterest in 'burb living and family planning become Emily's motivations for having an affair. While it is not the most original plot line, Fox's writing is really the star of the show. The narrative flows nicely, and the protagonist is intelligent, reflective, and doesn't seek pity from the reader. Her characters are believable and multidimensional, and more realistic than the generic cast you find in Chick Lit. No one becomes famous (by falling in love for a rich man) or lusts after Manolos. It's a breath of fresh air for an otherwise stale genre.

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