The Extra Man

By Jonathan Ames
(Scribner, Paperback, 9781439196496, 384pp.)

Publication Date: July 13, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Meet Louis Ives: well groomed, romantic, and as captivating as an F. Scott Fitzgerald hero. Only this hero has a penchant for ladies’ clothes, and he’s lost his teaching post at Princeton’s Pretty Brook Day School after an unfortunate incident involving a colleague’s brassiere.

Meet Henry Harrison: former actor, failed but brilliant playwright, and a well-seasoned escort for New York City’s women of means. He dances alone to Ethel Merman records, second-acts operas, and performs his scrappy life with the dignity befitting a self-styled man of the world. What can this ageless Don Quixote of the Upper East Side have to offer a young gentleman such as Louis? What, indeed.

Well, the answer lies somewhere between the needs of an irascible mentor and the education of his eager apprentice . . . between cocktails on the Upper East Side and an even more intoxicating treat along the secret fringes of Times Square . . . and between friendship and longing.




About the Author

JONATHAN AMES is the author of I Pass Like Night; The Extra Man; What?e(TM)s Not to Love?; My Less Than Secret Life; Wake Up, Sir!; I Love You More Than You Know; The Alcoholic; and The Double Life Is Twice As Good. He?e(TM)s the creator of the HBO? Original Series Bored to Death and has had two amateur boxing matches, fighting as ?eoeThe Herring Wonder.?e For more information visit www.jonathanames.com.

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