The Extra Man

The Extra Man

A Novel

eBook - 1998
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A comedy on an aging playwright who works as a male escort. He is Henry Harrison, an eccentric New Yorker, and he is seen through the eyes of his younger roommate, Louis Ives, a teacher fired from a Princeton prep school for cross-dressing. By the author of I Pass Like Night.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1998
ISBN: 9780684864815 (electronic bk.)
0684864819 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC AMES
Characteristics: 1 online resource (333 pages)


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Aug 27, 2015

Highly recommended read if you enjoy the quirky and entertaining with plenty of laugh out loud passages. The two main protaganists come together through sharing an apartment in NYC of the late 90's. They form a generational gap wacky relationship through living and learning the others foibles. The younger Louis"s sexual ambiguity and insecurities are poignant and constitute a coming out story. Really liked the narration style, hopefully the library will be including more of Jonathan Ames's fiction on the shelves.


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