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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade); First Printing edition (28 July 1997)
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In Arkansas, David Leavitt brings together three novellas that explore the themes of escape and exile. In "Saturn Street, " a disaffected screenwriter in Los Angeles volunteers to deliver lunches to homebound AIDS patients only to find himself falling in love with one of them. In "The Wooden Anniversary, " Nathan and Celia - characters familiar to readers of Leavitt's short story collections - reunite awkwardly at Celia's cooking school in Tuscany after a five-year separation. And in "The Term Paper Artist,a writer named David Leavitt, hiding out at his father's house in the aftermath of a publishing scandal, experiences literary rejuvenation when he agrees to write term papers for UCLA undergraduates in exchange for sex.
"Classic Leavitt - writing with subtlety, maturity and compassion about the complexity and fragility of human relationships." The Los Angeles Times "Sly, self-knowing, and hilarous." The New York Times "Spectacularly effective fiction." Time Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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