❴Read❵ ➳ Equal Affections Author David Leavitt – Motyourdrive.co.uk

Equal Affections chapter 1 Equal Affections, meaning Equal Affections, genre Equal Affections, book cover Equal Affections, flies Equal Affections, Equal Affections cfb06539d60b7 Equal Affections Tells The Story Of The Funny, Loving, And Tragic Cooper Family Louise, The Indomitable Matriarch, Has Had Cancer For Twenty Years Her Son Danny, A Lawyer, Lives In A New Jersey Suburb With His Lover Walter, Who Is Slowly Growing Obsessed With On Line Sex Her Daughter April Is A Lesbian Activist And Folk Singer, Who Knows How To Perform A Do It Yourself Artificial Insemination Using Basic Kitchen Utensils As Louise Battles The Slow Withdrawal Of Her Husband And The Ravages Of Her Disease, And As The Entire Cooper Family Struggles To Come To Terms With Her Illness, David Leavitt Reveals The Profound Depth And Compassion Of His Narrative Command


10 thoughts on “Equal Affections

  1. says:

    This could be good too


  2. says:

    I loved this book Leavitt reminds me of Charles Baxter and Scott Spenser or great female writers like Ann Beatie or Julia Glass or Meg Wolitzer It s a story of human relationships, which I think is often considered a woman s topic but Leavitt adds his own edge homosexuality, death, affairs, turkey baster babies Beautiful writing I m looking forward to finding other books by this author.


  3. says:

    A story of a liberal family living in the ultra conservative Regan era America, this politically and psychologically intriguing book addresses many themes both timeless and still current through interesting characters.


  4. says:

    This is a truly beautiful book about family bound and betrayed The writing is simple and moving.


  5. says:

    More family drama from David Leavitt I never tire of his writing.


  6. says:

    I think this is my favorite Leavitt book it s funny, sweet, realistic, and extremely engaging.


  7. says:

    Nat en Louise zijn al vele jaren getrouwd Hun dochter April is een gevierd popzangeres, hun zoon Danny is advocaat en woont samen met zijn vriend Walter Tegen de achtergrond van het moderne stadsleven schetst David Leavitt op subtiele wijze de onderlinge verhoudingen binnen het gezin Als rode draad door het verhaal loopt de ongeneeslijke ziekte van de opstandige moeder Eendere liefde gaat over een Amerikaans gezin vader Nat, een nogal ruggegraatloze figuur, is docent informatica moeder Louise is een rusteloze, zoekende vrouw Hun homoseksuele zoon Danny en zijn vriend Walter zijn beiden advocaat en dochter April is een befaamd popzangeres Het valt moeilijk uit te maken wat het treurigst is in deze nieuwste roman vam Leavitt 1961 de wijze waarop Louise gruwelijk langzaam door kanker wordt gesloopt, of de angst voor intimiteit die vrijwel alle personages beheerst en een karikaturaal dieptepunt bereikt in de zich aan computersex overgevende Walter Toch is er en dat is het tragische veel affectie in de roman tussen moeder en zoon, zoon en dochter, zoon en vriend Wanneer April een kind wil, insemineert ze zich met behulp van een bedruipspuit met het zaad van een homoseksuele vriend Opvallend en bijna onmodern is het onuitgesproken mededogen waarmee de personages worden gepresenteerd, al is een milde ironie niet afwezig Knap verteld, maar slordig vertaald te vaak schijnt het Amerikaans door het Nederlands heen Leavitt debuteerde als 19 jarig literair wonderkind in the New Yorker Goedkope pocketeditie normale druk, krappe marge.


  8. says:

    p 14 Danny s fantasy He is twelve years old, riding his bicycle to the shopping mall He is locking his bicycle to a lamppost, when he feels the proximity of another body, feels warm breath against his hair He turns around, still crouched, and a man is standing over him, a tall man in a gray leather jacket and jeans, a man who is at once a stranger and oddly, intimately familiar to him Danny, he says Danny Danny s eyes suddenly fill with tears His cheeks flush He looks at the ground I m you, the stranger says I m who you re going to become And I ve come to tell you to reassure you you re going to be fine, just fine.


  9. says:

    For some reason I didn t gel with this book, couldn t really feel empathy with any of the characters and it became very tedious towards the end A long slog for little reward.


  10. says:

    Very well written novel about a family I will read of his books.


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