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Riassunto: In this delightful, laugh-out-loud first novel, Gabe Rose, the brash Jewish waiter with a play in his pocket, is looking for his big chance. Where else to find it but at the gilded, overpriced tables of Boston's fanciest restaurant, where crooked politicians, tight Old Money, preppies, parvenus and, of course, the stars come to dine on yesterday's fish under tonight's hollandaise? Under-30 Gabe contrives to meet over-40 Cynthia Kagan, a tough, sexy playwright-director, big in feminist circles...Plot and character are pas de deux under Wood's fast-stepping, always engaging choreography, but how to explain all the sharp and colorful, emotionally honest, sometimes heart-grabbing ensemble work? Besides the fun, The Kitchen Man is about love and loyalty outside conventional categories of age, gender and body proportions, a gamey kind of You Can't Take It With You with extremely recognizable people.-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
An excerpt from The Kitchen Man
Everyone else I know accepts temporary malaise, the blues, as an ordinary human infirmity like the flu and sees nothing wrong with a few lackluster days of self-pampering and doughy lying about. But my own chosen love, my Cynthia, the caramel center of my bittersweet life, views depression as indistinguishable from masturbation and weight lifting: a waste of limited male energy.
I admit it. The tides of my disposition fluctuate with my luck at the mail box. Following this morning's letter of rejection I returned to the house with the glazed, magnetized eyes of the children of the damned.
"Uh oh," was all Cynthia said.
"Maybe it's a sign. Maybe I should give up playwriting. Finally admit it. No, I do not have any talent. It's time I grew up, accepted the fact that some people have it and some people never will."
She waited for me to finish. It is no secret that in her women's group I am known as Uncle Vanya.
"Maybe I should just give up and find something I'm good at."
"How about pottery? Or the guitar," she said. "Definitely. The guitar. And give yourself a solid month. Then if the Rolling Stones don't ask you to join them, take up, let's see, sand painting." According to Cynthia you don't pout about rejections
About the Author: Ira Wood is a publisher as well as the author of two novels The Kitchen Man and Going Public and the co-author (with Marge Piercy) of the erotic thriller Storm Tide. His workshops, given nationwide, emphasize the importance of the writer's craft and overcoming the inner and outer barriers to creativity.
Titolo: The Kitchen Man
Casa editrice: Ballantine Books
Data di pubblicazione: 1987
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Ballantine Books, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Edge wear, spine lightly creased, binding tight, clean text Prompt, reliable service, shipped next business day. Int'l mailed via first class or priority. Codice libro della libreria 0316W979052
Descrizione libro Ballantine, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition Thus. Codice libro della libreria 0799531
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Descrizione libro Ballantine Books, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0345338642
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Descrizione libro Ballantine Books, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0345338642
Descrizione libro Ballantine Books, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 345338642
Descrizione libro Ballantine Books, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0345338642