The Swing

The Swing

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam USA
  • New York, United States
  • New edition
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  • 0553022245
  • 9780553022247

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A long, intricate story about three glittery people in the world of swinging, where part of the thrill - as every kid knows - is the fear of falling. And fall they do, in bed, in love - at exclusive parties where only first names are used - and suck-cess is measured in the most obvious fashion. Barbara is a beautiful twenty-six-year-old dazzling model who knows enough to quit her career at its peak; her husband Jack is a Wall Street "asset Stripper" willing to go to any length (and he has much) for power, money and sex; and then there's Gareth - Jack's "left hand" both in business and bed, for Gareth has a peculiar problem in not being able to make it with a lady except in a threesome. Jack gradually introduces Barbara to the world of swing, starting, of course with Gareth - who reminds Barbara Somewhat too much of her first (and unhappy) love, a gay photographer. Jack is overpowering and inscrutable, a fanatic about everything from his thirteen Rolls Royces to Barbara, and his world, of course, must collapse about him as it does. . . . Another Good Time Coming (1969) and sellable on just those terms. (Kirkus Reviews)show more