Peyton Amberg
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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.' From Hong Kong to Rio, via Milan and an English country house, Peyton has pursued her flings. And now what she wants to know is, when had women taken over the man's role, and why is the whole set-up so goddamn humiliating?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 28mm | 222.26g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747568340
  • 9780747568346
  • 86,245

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'Wonderful ... Peyton is not easily forgotten ... This is a novel about class and sex in America, raw, rude, upsetting and immensely invigorating' Fay Weldon, Guardian 'Tama Janowitz is at her most cruel and witty ... Peyton is the new anti-heroine, the older woman desperate to escape the life she thought she always wanted' Daily Express 'Janowitz's economical and acid prose is as viciously funny as ever and her insights into men and women and the roles they inhabit frighteningly astute' Observer 'Peyton Amberg, sharply observed and tartly written, is as black as a New York fashion maven's wardrobe - and sassy with it' Scotland on Sunday
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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 Brooklyn.
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Rating details

201 ratings
3.21 out of 5 stars
5 15% (31)
4 21% (43)
3 39% (79)
2 17% (34)
1 7% (14)
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