Advance praise for The Ladies' Man "Elinor Lipman is that rarest of things, a charming and funny writer who is also very wise. But your spouse will hate you for reading this book; you'll stay up late nights, shaking the bed with laughter."--Arthur Golden "I have not read an American writer who can do what Elinor Lipman does: take a poignant situation and transform it, in a moment of instant recognition, into something as wryly perfect as a New Yorker cartoon. The Ladies' Man is full of charm, verbal sparkle, and funny, genial sex. I adored it. Every page. Definitely her best."--Anita Shreve "From the Hardcover edition."Vom Verlag:
A straight-talking comic novel with a silver-tongued anti-hero.
The re-appearance of Nash Harvey on the doorstep of the Dobbin sisters – attractive red-headed spinsters Kathleen, Adele and Lois – thirty years after he deserted Adele on the evening of their engagement party, is the opening of this superb romantic comedy. Debonair and pathologically unreliable, Nash is about to discover that scorned women do not make gracious hostesses.
It’s not just Adele who’s upset by this incorrigible ladies’ man: Lois – the only sister who ever married, to a man she swiftly divorced after finding out his penchant for women’s clothes – has always had a crush on Nash. And could it be coincidence that Kathleen finds herself propelled, after all these single years, into the arms of Lorenz, the doorman of the building where she runs a lingerie store?
Full of wit, mischief and elegance, The Ladies’ Man is the work of a brilliant comic novelist.
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