Private Means (Hardcover)
Grove Press, 9780802148889, 240pp.
Publication Date: August 11, 2020
With their daughters fully grown and their relationship fraying, Upper West Side-based couple Alice and Peter are further devastated when Alice's beloved dog, Maebelle, goes missing. As Alice mourns the loss of her dog and struggles with her own infidelity, we witness Peter's psychiatric ethics unraveling as he lusts for a young patient. Unspoken tensions rise to the surface as Peter and Alice escape the heat of New York City to visit wealthy friends in the Hamptons, on Cape Cod and in the Berkshires.
At once dark, funny, sexy and suspenseful, Private Means is a rare find: a tart literary indulgence with depth and intelligence.