Walks with Men (Compact Disc)

A Novella

By Ann Beattie (Read by), Ann Beattie (Narrated by)

Audiogo, 9781609981419

Publication Date: January 18, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/8/2010)
Hardcover (6/8/2010)
Compact Disc (6/8/2010)

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It is 1980 in New York City, and Jane, a valedictorian fresh out of Harvard, strikes a deal with Neil, an intoxicating writer twenty years her senior. The two quickly become lovers, living together in a Chelsea brownstone, and Neil reveals the rules for a life well lived: If you take food home from a restaurant, don't say it's because you want leftovers for "the dog." Say that you want the bones for "a friend who does autopsies." If you can't stand on your head (which is best), learn to do cartwheels. Have sex in airplane bathrooms. Wear only raincoats made in England. Neil's certainties, Jane discovers, mask his deceptions. Her true education begins.

About the Author

Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award collections and John Updike's "Best American Short Stories of the Century." She received the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award for the Short Story. She has written seven novels and eight collections of stories and publishes frequently in "The New Yorker."