Peyton Amberg

Peyton Amberg

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'What was the use of living in a porn film now, at her age?' pondered Peyton Amberg, alone in a glamorous Hong Kong hotel room. At twenty, when she could have pulled a film star, she'd had no sex drive at all. Then she - and her mother - had wanted love and commitment so she married the 'nebbishy Jewish dentist' who thought she was a goddess but left her cold. Now she is on a world tour of past loves and lusty last stands which are getting to feel painfully insalubrious. As the young man she pursues in Antwerp says: 'You must be as old as my mother Lady, you must be fifty.' Tama Janowitz manages to be both intoxicatingly funny and sobering at once in this unforgettable portrait of a woman at a crossroads. From Hong Kong to Rio, via Milan and an English country house, Peyton Amberg has pursued her flings. And now what she wants to know is, when had women taken over the man's role and why was the whole set-up so goddamn humiliating?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 135 x 216mm | 427g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747561389
  • 9780747561385

About Tama Janowitz

Tama Janowitz is the author of a book of essays, five novels and a book for children. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, New York Times Sunday Magazine and elsewhere. She lives in more

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'The shrewd observation, the skewed invention... are the gifts of a singular talent' Jay McInerneyshow more

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