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Ethan Hawke the actor's first novel is an accomplished book exploring obsessive first love. William meets Sarah in a bar and they hit it off. William falls in love with neurotic and troubled Sarah, but it is a one-sided love. The novel explores obsession, spontaneity, the compulsion of passion and ultimately William's psychological breakdown after being rejected by Sarah. William questions his own masculinity as part of this rejection and to stop himself from falling apart falls back on his friends, his divorced parents and his high school sweetheart. A fascinating portrayal of doomed love and rejection. If you've enjoyed Hawke's films you'll also enjoy his first novel.
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Plot & Themes

Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   lack of a boyfriend/girlfriend/squeeze Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

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

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Weiner talk! Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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