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St. Martin's, Jun 2004, 13.95, 354 pp.
ISBN: 0312324669

In Santa Monica, Miles Raymond wonders where he went wrong. Divorced for over a year, his writing efforts are a failure. Still he looks forward to going with his best friend actor Jack Cole to Santa Ynez wine country to celebrate the latter's last week as a free bachelor.
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Jack shocks Miles with a week of sexual depravity starting with a bimbo he picks up as soon as they arrive. Miles   meets Maya who wants him, but he becomes philosophical ignoring the sexual attraction between them. He ponders why modern day marriages usually end in divorce, thinking of him and Victoria while envying her new spouse. He conjectures whether marriage could survive if society accepted men sleeping around.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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