After Claude

By Iris Owens; Emily Prager (Introduction by)
(New York Review of Books, Paperback, 9781590173633, 206pp.)

Publication Date: November 9, 2010

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Harriet is leaving her boyfriend Claude, "the French rat." That at least is how Harriet sees things, even if it's Claude who has just asked Harriet to leave his Greenwich Village apartment. Well, one way or another she has no intention of leaving. To the contrary, she will stay and exact revenge--or would have if Claude had not had her unceremoniously evicted. Still, though moved out, Harriet is not about to move on. Not in any way. Girlfriends circle around to patronize and advise, but Harriet only takes offense, and it's easy to understand why. Because mad and maddening as she may be, Harriet sees past the polite platitudes that everyone else is content to spout and live by. She is an unblinkered, unbuttoned, unrelenting, and above all bitingly funny prophetess of all that is wrong with women's lives and hearts--until, in a surprise twist, she finds a savior in a dark room at the Chelsea Hotel.



About the Author


Emily Prager is the author of three novels, "Clea & Zeus Divorce, Eve's Tattoo," and the recently published "Roger Fishbite," as well as the acclaimed book of short stories "A Visit from the Footbinder," and a compendium of her humorous writings," In the Missionary Positions," She has been a satirical columnist for "The Village Voice, The New York Observer," and "The New York Times," as well as London's "Daily Telegraph "and" The Guardian," She is a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library, and in 2000 she won the first Online Journalism Award for Commentary given by the Columbia University Graduate School of Jounalism. Her books have been published in England, France, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania, and Israel. She teaches humor writing at New York University, and lives in Greenwich Village.

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