Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The award-winning author of Minor Characters writes with delicious transparency about a love that cannot be harnessed and a woman who refuses to be deceived
In the great wave of husband-leaving ushered in by the Sexual Revolution, Molly Held frees herself from her cold, flagrantly unfaithful husband after their final quarrel turns violent. With her five-year-old son, she lights out for an Upper West Side apartment and the new life she hopes to find with Conrad Schwartzberg—the charismatic radical lawyer who has recently become her lover. Having escaped from a desert, she lands in a swamp.
While Conrad radiates positive energy, he is unable to tell Molly—or anyone who loves him—the truth. No longer the wronged wife, Molly now finds herself the Other Woman. She is sharing Conrad with Roberta, another refugee from marriage—with Conrad’s movements between the two of them disguised by his suspiciously frequent out-of-town engagements.
Roberta either knows nothing or prefers to look the other way, but Molly’s maddening capacity for double vision takes over her mind. What saves her from herself is her well-developed sense of irony, which never fails her—or the reader.
About the Author: Joyce Johnson was born in 1935 in New York City, the setting for all her fiction: Come and Join the Dance, recognized as the first Beat novel by a woman writer, Bad Connections, and In the Night Café. She is best known for her memoir Minor Characters, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1983 and dealt with coming of age in the 1950s and with her involvement with Jack Kerouac. She has published two other Beat-related books: Door Wide Open: A Beat Love Affair in Letters, and The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac. She has also written a second memoir, Missing Men, and the nonfiction title What Lisa Knew: The Truths and Lies of the Steinberg Case.
Title: Bad connections
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Putnam, 1978. Condition: Good. Moderate wear to boards.Content clean and bright. DJ has little tears and chips to edges and soiling, Seller Inventory # 9999-9996510065
Book Description New York NY U.S.A.: Putnam Publishing Group The, 1978. First Edition. A LITTLE SHELF ROUGH AT TOP This novel tells the story of Molly, who, with her 5-year old son in tow, has left her husband, and who lives for the Tuesday and Friday visits of her lover. The affair is characterised by bad connections, missed appointments, late trains and other similar problems. She is however shaken to discover that her lover has another woman, and she in turn turns to another man for solace. This is for her a second strange relationship, this time with a man who is terrified by passion. At once poignant and comic, this novel explores the tangled relationships in a particularly urban triangle. It is about a woman's intense need for connection and commitment a need that transcends her common sense. Seller Inventory # 15742
Book Description Putnam, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0399121226
Book Description NY: Putnam, 1978, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1st Edition. 8vo, About Fine in a VG slightly soiled and chipped D.J., with short INSCRIPTION by Johnson (HD0). Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 5429
Book Description Putnam, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0399121226
Book Description NY Putnam 1978, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1st Fine in about Fine D.J., review copy with slip and other promotional material, SIGNED (L). Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 1602
Book Description Putnam, 1978. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0399121226