Private Means (Hardcover)

By Cree LeFavour

Grove Press, 9780802148889, 240pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2020

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Description

"This feels like an Ian McEwan novel. Served on a bed of Cheever. I can't offer higher praise than that. But written by a woman...Which is even better."-- Elizabeth Gilbert

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.



About the Author

Cree LeFavour is the author of several cookbooks, including the James Beard Award nominated Fish, and of the renowned memoir Lights On, Rats Out. She has Ph.D. in American Studies and taught writing at New York University.