The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

Editorial reviews

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P is a look at gender relations as much as it is romantic relationships, and for a woman writer to do so by ventriloquising a male character feels like a bold and refreshing contribution to both debates.

It’s small and specific, drained of history and ethnicity, attendant to the pangs of its social conscience but committed, still, to its fascination with the well-being of those who have already won.

The pleasures of this novel—its lucidity and wry humor—are mixed with the sting of recognizing the essential unfairness of the sexual mores of our moment:

Would I recommend this book if you don't already care about the lives of 30-somethings in Brooklyn and aren't worried about whether your boyfriend likes you? Probably not.