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SEE JANE DATE

Red Dress, Nov 2001, 12.95, 288 pp.
ISBN: 0373870892

    It is not that easy being a single late twenties female living in New York City. Everyone Jane sees seems paired and her closest friends want to set her up with someone one so she can share in coupling bliss. Her cousin Dana is marrying in two months and Jane desperately wants a date to quiet her relatives about her prospects. Her best friend's husband knows a lot of eligible males, so Jane agrees to go on a series of blind dates. Each one starts with tremendous promise, but each time fizzles into failure at least from Jane's perspective.

    While Jane struggles to find a date for the upcoming nuptials, she seeks a promotion at work because after six years as a great assistant editor, she believes it is past time to get a promotion. To gain her professional goal, Jane must work closely on a project with Natasha, a woman she despises since they were children in the same Queens neighborhood. Jane is striking out on both fronts, but to know for sure how it all turns out, read SEE JANE DATE.

    This is a serio-comic look at life for a single woman in New York. Readers will like the cast especially the intelligently drawn lead player. Anyone who ever resided in the big city knows a Jane story, but Melissa Senate brings humor, passion, and poignancy to a delightful person that makes the Red Dress Ink imprint start at a high level of quality.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   working at a business Who:    -   daughter Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   (general) search for identity/new understanding    -   midlife crisis    -   angst over past traitorous lover If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Matchmake, (will/family)    -   Yes Family focus?    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   writer

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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