Prospect Park West: a novel

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The New York Times bestselling author of Run Catch Kiss turns her satirical eye to the deeply twisted lives of urban mothers in upwardly mobile Park Slope, Brooklyn.

• Tales from the chic, new, urban frontier: Prospect Park West dishes on the “Brooklyn Bourgeois Breeder” phenomenon— the mass migration of yuppies from manhattan to Brooklyn—as well as on the gentrification of New York City and the truth about sex after parenthood.

• Desperate housewives: Four Brooklyn mothers’ life crises collide during a hot summer in Park Slope. Melora, an Oscar-winning actress, becomes a kleptomaniac. Sexually frustrated wife Rebecca begins an affair with a local celebrity. Neurotic Karen begins “real estate stalking,” spying on the homes of others, and the lonely stay-at-home mom and “hasbian” (former lesbian) Lizzie develops a dangerously intense friendship with another mother. As their lives threaten to spiral out of control, each woman must struggle to keep her sanity…and her play dates.

• Bestselling author of the New York City zeitgeist: Amy Sohn is a real-life Carrie Bradshaw who has written about sex, marriage, and motherhood for New York magazine in her columns “Naked City,” “mating,” and “Breeding.” She also wrote two hugely successful tie-in books for Sex and the City: The Movie.

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Brooklyn's famed neighborhood of Park Slope has it all: the sprawling, majestic Prospect Park; acclaimed public schools; historic brownstones; and progressive values. The more upwardly mobile New Yorkers discover its virtues, the more that claiming a stake in Park Slope becomes a competitive sport.

In the park, the coffee shops, and the playgrounds of the neighborhood, four women's lives collide one long, hot Brooklyn summer. Melora Leigh, a two-time Oscar-winning actress, frustrated with her career and the pressures of raising her adoptive toddler, feels the seductive pull of kleptomania; Rebecca Rose, missing the robust sex life of her pre-motherhood days, begins a dangerous flirtation with a handsome local celebrity; Lizzie O'Donnell, a former lesbian (or "hasbian"), wonders why she is still drawn to women in spite of her sexy husband and adorable son; and Karen Bryan Shapiro finds herself split between two powerful obsessions: her four-year-old son's well-being and snagging the ultimate three-bedroom apartment in a well-maintained P.S. 321-zoned co-op building. As the women's paths intertwine (and sometimes crash), each must struggle to keep her man, her sanity, and her play dates.

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subject_facet Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Social classes -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
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