Prospect Park West: A Novel (Paperback)

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Prospect Park West: A Novel (Paperback)


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In Amy Sohn’s smart, sexy, satirical peek into the bedrooms and hearts of Prospect Park West, the lives of four women come together during one long, hot Brooklyn summer.

The lives of these four Brooklynite women look basic on the outside—but inside, each woman feels a building frustration with life that could burst any second. Frustrated Oscar-winning actress Melora Leigh, eager to relieve the pressures of raising her adopted toddler, feels the seductive pull of kleptomania; Rebecca Rose, missing her formerly robust sex life, begins a dangerous flirtation with handsome neighborhood celebrity Lizzi O’Donnell, so-called "former" lesbian, wonders what draws her to women despite her sexy husband and adorable baby; and Karen Bryan Shapiro consumes herself with a powerful obsession that is sure to complete her perfect life—snagging the ultimate three-bedroom apartment in a well-maintained, P.S. 321–zoned co-op building. As the women’s paths intertwined (and sometimes collide), each must struggle to keep her man, her sanity...and her playdates.
Amy Sohn’s novels include Prospect Park WestMotherland, The Actress, and The Man Who Hated Women. Her articles have appeared in New YorkHarper’s BazaarPlayboy, and The Nation. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
Product Details ISBN: 9781416577652
ISBN-10: 1416577653
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: May 4th, 2010
Pages: 400
Language: English

"Amy Sohn's new novel makes Desperate Housewives look like amateur hour. I started blushing on the first page and didn't ever stop." -- LAUREN WEISBERGER, author of Chasing Harry Winston and The Devil Wears Prada

"I could not put down Amy Sohn's Prospect Park West. It's hilarious and juicy, filled with Tom Wolfe-like depictions of America today. It will appeal to everyone: hipsters, non-hipsters, men, women, Brooklynites, non-Brooklynites, straight people, gay people, and hasbians (i.e. former lesbians -- one of the many words I learned in Sohn's book)." -- A. J. JACOBS, New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All

"In Prospect Park West, we follow four Brooklyn moms as they deal with obsessions, neuroses, sexual confusion, and oh, yes, children. This novel is Amy Sohn at her best -- dishy, sexy, smart, and provocative." -- GIGI LEVANGIE GRAZER, New York Times bestselling author of The Starter Wife and Queen Takes King

"I've lived in Amy Sohn's Brooklyn for nineteen years. Or so I used to think. How on earth did I miss the frenzy of thirty-something MILFs adulterously running amok?" -- KURT ANDERSEN, author of Heyday

"Sohn is the ultimate New York City girl...(She) weaves each individual story together beautifully.... Sure to appeal to fans of sophisticated chick and mommy lit, this is just too much fun, and the pages turn like the wind. Bring on a sequel!" -- Library Journal (starred review)

"There is an undeniable fascination in seeing [the characters'] lives unfold.... Sohn will attract many new followers." -- Booklist

"Sohn weaves (the) stories together to create what could be described as the perfect beach book." -- Boston Globe

"Darkly comedic." -- New York Post Page Six