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The bachelor, a novel, Andrew Palmer

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The bachelor, a novel, Andrew Palmer
Language
eng
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fiction
Main title
The bachelor
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electronic resource
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Oclc number
1260851342
Responsibility statement
Andrew Palmer
Sub title
a novel
Summary
An incisive, witty, and tender debut novel about love and commitment, celebrity and obsession, poetry and reality TV."A fantastically original chronicle of romantic mishap and artistic ambition."--Andrew Martin, author of Early WorkReeling from a breakup with his almost fiancée, the narrator of Andrew Palmer's debut novel returns to his hometown in Iowa to house-sit for a family friend. There, a chance flick of the TV remote and a new correspondence with an old friend plunge him into unlikely twin obsessions: the reality show The Bachelor and the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Berryman. As his heart begins to mend, his fascination with each deepens. Somewhere along the way, representations of reality become harder and harder to distinguish from real life. Soon he finds himself corresponding with multiple love interests, participating in an ill-considered group outing, and trying to puzzle through the strange turn his life seems to have taken.Intellectually ambitious and keenly observed, The Bachelor is also an absorbing coming-of-age tale that tells the story of finding one's footing in love and art. If salvation can no longer be found in fame, can it still be found in romantic relationships? In an era in which reality TV can make two dozen women fall in love with one man in six weeks, where does entertainment end and reality begin? Why do we, season after season, repeat the same mistakes in love and life?
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