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LOVE JUNKIE.

Plunket, Robert.

ISBN 10: 0060166606 / ISBN 13: 9780060166601
Published by HARPER/COLLINS. NY 1992, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by Robert Plunket on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dj. (LRC). Bookseller Inventory # 13834

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Title: LOVE JUNKIE.

Publisher: HARPER/COLLINS. NY 1992

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Discontented with her dreary suburban existence, Bronxville housewife Mimi Smothers falls for drop-dead handsome gay porn star Joel. By the author of My Search for Warren Harding. National ad/promo.

From Kirkus Reviews:

Mimi Smithers knew right from childhood in Lubbock, Texas, that she was destined for an extraordinary life--and she gets just what she's always wanted in this uneven, often sexually explicit, comedy of manners by Plunket (My Search for Warren Harding, 1983). Ambitious Mimi, a Bronxville matron who loves to shop, tells her own story, beginning with a disastrous party for an arts group at which Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III is the honored guest. Bored with suburban life and husband Boyce (who, for the necessary plot resolution, works for Union Carbide), Mimi tries analysis, but a chance encounter with debonair Tom Potts while shopping is more what's needed. Tom has his own firm and asks Mimi to be his assistant. Mimi, smitten by Tom, is thrilled, but Tom is gay, which takes Mimi a while to figure out (she tends to be a little slow), though that doesn't stop her from having fun as she accompanies him and his friends around 1980's gay New York. At a picnic she meets gay-porn star Joel, an ambitious hunk, who employs her to run his profitable mail-order business. Besotted, she funds the great porn film that Joel writes and directs, and gets to know a lot of lowlife people--but then the film flops, Joel dumps her, and Mimi's left with the bills. Rescue is at hand, however: husband Boyce, who's been working in India, conveniently dies in the Bhopal disaster. With the money Union Carbide pays out to her, Mimi can pay her debts, buy an apartment on Sutton Place, and, with Tom now dead from AIDS, set out to take over his job. ``It was going to be fabulous,'' she trills. An absurd plot, obvious satire, and humor more sleazy than black--plus a heroine who's just plain dumb, and unappealingly so. Thin camp. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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