1565123441 Author's first book. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This is about Parker, from Memphis, who is trying to become a man. He's twelve going on thirteen when we first meet him and suffering through an inning of Little League baseball. He's playing right field, in position and praying a ball won't come his way. It's a scene that sets the theme of his young life-he's ready, but he's terrified.
Parker's progress through middle-class life-high school, college, graduate school (he drops out), paying job in the real world (Atlanta at the millennium)-leads him to a lot of alarmingly seductive women who, more often than not, chew him up and spit him out. He hardly wants to admit it, but he has trouble with girls.
Then there's the one who doesn't spit him out-Rachel. In fact, Rachel's the only one he tries to dump. Sort of. He suggests seeing her only on an informal, between things basis, keeping-as far as sex goes-the options open.
Marshall Boswell's wry, beguiling first book is a canny portrait of a prototypical twenty-first century thirty-something American guy who's trying to balance sensitivity with good old-fashioned sensuality while he's on the make. Like a guy's guide to . . . well, hoping and flailing more than hunting and fishing. By the last story, Parker does catch that high hard one, but also comes to understand that it's Rachel, the prototypical twenty-first century thirty-something woman, who gets credit for the score.
From the Inside Flap:
Trouble with Girls features Parker Hayes--a likeable guy looking for love and sex--at various points in his life in ten interconnected stories, from junior high and high school to post-grad and thirtysomething living in the real world. He's struggling to figure out how to be a man, and how to get--and hold on to--a woman.
It seems that girls aren't paying any attention to Parker, or he's prematurely breaking up with women he's still in love with, or he's stringing along exes just to fill the time, then driving himself crazy trying to win them back. His best intentions never seem to turn out quite right. Though he hardly wants to admit it, it's obvious that Parker has trouble with girls. ?
Title: Trouble with Girls (Shannon Ravenel Books)
Publisher: A Shannon Ravenel Book
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
Book Description A Shannon Ravenel Book, 2003. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1565123441-2-4
Book Description Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1565123441I3N10
Book Description A Shannon Ravenel Book, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_188528322
Book Description Algonquin, Chapel Hill, N. C., 2003. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Cover Art (illustrator). 1st. X-library with normal flaws.The hard cover and the jacket has very light shelf wear . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Seller Inventory # CC 09429
Book Description A Shannon Ravenel Book, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_226064704
Book Description A Shannon Ravenel Book, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_228385056
Book Description Hardcover; First Printing. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Hardcover. A Shannon Ravenel Book, 2003. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Near Fine Book in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Price Intact. Light wear to Book and Jacket. Aside from book spine end wear, overall a clean and tight copy. Additionally, Dust Jacket protected with a new clear archival cover. Book wrapped in bubble wrap. Media mail delivered in a box, Priority in a Flat Rate Envelope. Shipped quickly. Prompt response to questions. Seller Inventory # 701346
Book Description A Shannon Ravenel Book 2003-02-21, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Books is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts and might be an ex-library copy. Seller Inventory # DS-1565123441-3
Book Description Algonquin, 2003, 2003. First edition hardback. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE. Near Fine in Fine Jacket. Nice copy, probably read once. In mylar. Seller Inventory # 11176
Book Description Algonquin, 2003, 2003. First edition, first printing hardback. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE. Unread, new. Fine in Fine Jacket, no marks, from the seller's private collection. In mylar. Seller Inventory # 13840