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Catch of the day.
Last of the Hamptons pics
First things first, I have a new piece up on Nextbook that I really enjoyed writing. Read Brooklyn Follies. Nextbook is a site with a lot of depth, and I'm proud to be writing for them.
And yesterday I got a few more blurbs, so I thought I would share the advance praise thus far for The Kept Man. I am totally thrilled and grateful. All of these writers are incredibly talented and I'm blown away that they would lend their names in support of my book. Check it out:
"The Kept Man is a vibrant, brutal, and beautiful portrayal of a young woman waiting. I savored Jami Attenberg's lean, elegant sentences, and read through the night to find out what would become of her heroine, Jarvis Miller. A meditation on family, a window into glittering Williamsburg, and an unforgettable story, The Kept Man is a gem."
-Amanda Eyre Ward, author of How to Be Lost and Forgive Me
"With The Kept Man, Jami Attenberg has written a gorgeously atmospheric novel about art, love and obsession that evokes North Brooklyn in all its gritty, workaday, do-it-yourself glamour. Jarvis Miller is a heroine for the oughts: passionate, independent, sexy, lonely and brave. Like Mary Gaitskill, Attenberg gets at the dark and complex hungers that underlie even the most basic human interactions."
-Kate Christensen, author of In the Drink and The Great Man
"Jami Attenberg's The Kept Man is a staggering first novel. It sends you to your thesaurus, hoping to find the best praise: mesmerizing; extraordinary; phenomenal. None of these do this book justice. It's a real triumph by a great talent."
-Darin Strauss, author of Chang and Eng and The Real McCoy
"In Jarvis Miller, Jami Attenberg has created a fascinatingly complicated heroine - all at once needy and prickly, frightened and brave. As Jarvis struggles with the life and legacy of her comatose artist husband, The Kept Man becomes a beautifully etched exploration of why we hold on, and how we bring ourselves to let go."
-Leah Stewart, author of The Myth of You and Me