By Kate Christensen
The novel's heroine is the clever, lovely, underemployed, and unmarried Claudia Steiner, own secretary to Genevieve del Castellano, a terrifying, glamorous semi-lunatic who has it in for her for purposes she cannot even start to fathom. William, her ally, considers Claudia his friend, his confidante, his sidekick in issues amatory, which might be high-quality if she were not desperately in love with him herself. additional complicating issues is Claudia's previous lover John Threadgill, an unpublished epic poet whose marriage to a Romanian stripper named Rima hasn't stored him from attempting to seduce Claudia at each opportunity.
Claudia got here to ny urban clean out of faculty, buoyed alongside by way of her dream of changing into a journalist. yet her starry-eyed concept of Claudia Steiner, Reporter at the Beat, fast vanished into the ozone while she could not muster the needful hard-bitten, white-hot urgency, the chain-smoking, the yelling, and the cutthroat story-mongering. Now, on the age of twenty-nine, she unearths herself adrift within the urban, careening dangerously from disaster to disaster. Desperately attempting to hold her head above water, Claudia has little to depend on yet a wry humorousness, a willing appreciation of the medicinal homes of whiskey, and whatever extra subtle--a power little flame of trust in herself, which makes a cheerful finishing look attainable even during this so much unforgiving of cities.
Hilarious, compassionate, and keenly saw, In the Drink is the greatly pleasing debut of a startlingly gifted younger writer.
BONUS: This variation contains an excerpt from Kate Christensen's Blue Plate Special.
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In the Drink: A Novel by Kate Christensen