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Brown, Alan.

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ISBN 10: 0671526715 / ISBN 13: 9780671526719
Published by Pocket Books., NY:, 1996
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. This copy signed by Brown on the title page. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket w/ remainder mark. Bookseller Inventory # 2393

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Publisher: Pocket Books., NY:

Publication Date: 1996

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition.

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Infatuated with actress Audrey Hepburn, young Toshi comes of age in Tokyo, where he tries to make a living while balancing family secrets, American friends and lovers, and his own burgeoning identity. A first novel. Tour.


Alan Brown's first novel is a comic tale of sexual desire and bad manners set in contemporary Tokyo. Twenty-three-year-old cartoonist Toshi is obsessed with slim American women, and his best friend, an American named Paul, is obsessed with Japanese men. Toshi begins having an affair with Jane, his English teacher, who turns out to be insane; Paul has an endless stream of Japanese boyfriends all of whom leave him. Audrey Hepburn's Neck is slyly funny and very observant. Brown is equally concerned with sex as an obsession and the erotics of cultural differences, but his comic masterstrokes are in being able to conjure up the humor in looking for sex and the sometimes tragedy in getting it. Audrey Hepburn's Neck is resonant, charming and very witty.

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