[Reading] ➮ Equal Affections ➶ David Leavitt – Ivogue.co.uk



10 thoughts on “Equal Affections

  1. says:

    This could be good too


  2. says:

    I loved this book Leavitt reminds me of Charles Baxter and Scott Spenser or great female writers like Ann Beatie or Julia Glass or Meg Wolitzer It s a story of human relationships, which I think is often consid...


  3. says:

    A story of a liberal family living in the ultra conservative Regan era America, this politically and psychologically intriguing book addresses many themes both timeless and still current through interesting characters.


  4. says:

    This is a truly beautiful book about family bound and betrayed The writing is simple and moving.


  5. says:

    More family drama from David Leavitt I never tire of his writing.


  6. says:

    I think this is my favorite Leavitt book it s funny, sweet, realistic, and extremely engaging.


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    p 14 Danny s fantasy He is twelve years old, riding his bicycle to the shopping mall He is locking his bicycle to a lamppost, when he feels the proximity of another body, feels warm breath against his hair He turns around, still crouched, and a man is standing over him, a tall man in a gray leather jacket and jeans, a man who is at once a stranger and oddly, intimately familiar to him Danny, he says Danny Danny s eyes suddenly fill with tears His cheeks flush He looks at the gr...


  8. says:

    For some reason I didn t gel with this book, couldn t really feel empathy with any of the characters and it became very tedious towards the end A long slog for little reward.


  9. says:

    Very well written novel about a family I will read of his books.


  10. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book I found the characters intriguing, human, contradictory and overall simply endearing Favorite Leavitt to date


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Equal Affections Equal Affections Tells The Story Of The Funny, Loving, And Tragic Cooper Family Louise, The Indomitable Matriarch, Has Had Cancer For Twenty Years Her Son Danny, A Lawyer, Lives In A New Jersey Suburb With His Lover Walter, Who Is Slowly Growing Obsessed With On Line Sex Her Daughter April Is A Lesbian Activist And Folk Singer, Who Knows How To Perform A Do It Yourself Artificial Insemination Using Basic Kitchen Utensils As Louise Battles The Slow Withdrawal Of Her Husband And The Ravages Of Her Disease, And As The Entire Cooper Family Struggles To Come To Terms With Her Illness, David Leavitt Reveals The Profound Depth And Compassion Of His Narrative Command.