The Easy Way Out

Stephen McCauley

Published: 16 September 2004
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 304 pages
ISBN: 9781862077102
£7.99

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Published: 3 July 2006
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 300 pages
ISBN: 9781862079021
£7.99

Overview

Patrick O'Neil is a travel agent who never goes anywhere. His closest confidante, Sharon, is chain-smoking her way to singles hell, passing up man ('He used the word "lifestyle" four times since we met') after man ('He said I have nice feet'). His parents, proprietors of a suburban men's store, can't help fighting about how best to interfere in their three sons' lives. And his lover, Arthur, whom Patrick can't quite commit to, wants to cement their relationship by buying a house. Then a call comes in the middle of another sleepless night. Tony, Patrick's straight-as-an-arrow younger brother, has fallen in love with a beautiful lawyer ... unfortunately, she's not the woman he's already pledged to marry. Tony's life is a mess. Finally, the brothers have something in common. That's when things get complicated. The Easy Way Out is about family and friendship, about being in love and out of love, about the perils of modern life. It's a story of doing what you want to do, not what you should do.


About the author

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Stephen McCauley, described by the New York Times as 'the secret love child of Edith Wharton and Woody Allen', is the author of The Object of My Affection, which was made into a film starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd, True Enough, The Easy Way Out, The Man of the House and Alternatives to Sex, all published by Granta Books. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. More about the author





 
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