Diary of an Adulterous Woman

Including an ABC Directory That Offers Alphabetical Tidbits and Surprises

By Curt Leviant
(Syracuse University Press, Hardcover, 9780815606703, 491pp.)

Publication Date: November 2000

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Two old friends reunite at their Jewish day school's reunion. Now in their early forties, Guido, a photographer and Charlie, a psychologist, become interested in the same married woman, the alluring Aviva, a cellist. Unbeknownst to Guido, Charlie takes Guido's mistress Aviva, as his client -- and Aviva knows nothing about Charlie's link to Guido.

In this tale of love and lust, Curt Leviant narrates the ensuing triangular relationship from the point of view of all three characters. As complications escalate, the three protagonists cope with jealousy, the longing for stability, and the difficulty of keeping secrets. Colorful supporting characters swirl about the central trio in this accomplished and compulsively readable novel of love lost and found, of dead ends and fresh beginnings. The novel includes an ABC directory that offers alphabetical tidbits, jokes, and surprises, which expand, clarify, and change events in the basic text.

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