The family man

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Elinor Lipman's trenchant and witty novel about a father and daughter reunited.

A hysterical phone call from his ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend Henry Archer's life. Henry is a lawyer, an old-fashioned man, gay, successful, and lonely. Thalia, his stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage, is now twenty-nine, an actress, hopeful and estranged from her newly widowed crackpot mother. Hoping it will lead to better things for her career, Thalia poses as the girlfriend of a former sitcom star and current horror-movie luminary who is down on his romantic luck. When Thalia and her complicated social life move into the basement of Henry’s Upper West Side townhouse, she finds a champion in her long-lost father, and he finds new life—and maybe even new love—in the commotion.

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9780792762607
9781410419194
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subject_facet Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Gay lawyers -- Fiction, Stepdaughters -- Fiction, Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
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