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An available man : a novel, Hilma Wolitzer

Label
An available man : a novel
Title
An available man
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Hilma Wolitzer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this tender and funny novel, award-winning author Hilma Wolitzer mines the unpredictable fallout of suddenly becoming single later in life, and the chaos and joys of falling in love the second time around. When Edward Schuyler, a modest and bookish sixty-two-year-old science teacher, is widowed, he finds himself ambushed by female attention. There are plenty of unattached women around, but a healthy, handsome, available man is a rare and desirable creature. Edward receives phone calls from widows seeking love, or at least lunch, while well-meaning friends try to set him up at dinner parties. Even an attractive married neighbor offers herself to him. The problem is that Edward doesn't feel available. He's still mourning his beloved wife, Bee, and prefers solitude and the familiar routine of work, gardening, and bird-watching. But then his stepchildren surprise him by placing a personal ad in The New York Review of Books on his behalf. Soon the letters flood in, and Edward is torn between his loyalty to Bee's memory and his growing longing for connection. Gradually, reluctantly, he begins dating ("dating after death," as one correspondent puts it), and his encounters are variously startling, comical, and sad. Just when Edward thinks he has the game figured out, a chance meeting proves that love always arrives when it's least expected. With wit, warmth, and a keen understanding of the heart, An Available Man explores aspects of loneliness and togetherness, and the difference in the options open to men and women of a certain age. Most of all, the novel celebrates the endurance of love, and its thrilling capacity to bloom anew"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wolitzer, Hilma
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.O563
LC item number
A95 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widowers
  • Older people
  • Love stories
Label
An available man : a novel, Hilma Wolitzer
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn721886919
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
285 p.
Isbn
9780345527547
Lccn
2011037248
System control number
(OCoLC)721886919
Label
An available man : a novel, Hilma Wolitzer
Publication
Control code
ocn721886919
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
285 p.
Isbn
9780345527547
Lccn
2011037248
System control number
(OCoLC)721886919

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