A breathtaking and stylish debut featuring the Pre-emption, the most glamorous and strange apartment building on earth, and some extraordinary characters: Patrick, the diabolic millionaire with a penchant for nude restraint; Rally, the travel writer lying tied up in Patrick's bedroom during an unusual party; Jacob and Rachel, whose secret nightly bath is suddenly headline news; Hannah, the nymphomaniac perfume heiress; and Douglas, the teacher who is invited to dinner by his star pupil's parents, and propositioned.
Manhattan, shaken, a little bit stirred.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 01/01/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747265115
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Review by tronella
Reread. This is another collection of linked short stories, about a bunch of New Yorkers who all have some connection to a particular apartment building. It's ... weird and dark, and I kind of like it, but the attitudes to women in this book are very peculiar. I didn't read the last couple of stories about Patrick and James and Rally, because they disturb me too much. So... yeah. Basically, a lot of weird people do weird things and have bizarre attitudes towards sex, relationships and women. I don't know.