The Family Man by Elinor Lipman audiobook

The Family Man

By Elinor Lipman
Read by Jonathan Davis

Blackstone Publishing 9780618644667
9.91 Hours Unabridged
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A hysterical phone call from Henry Archer’s ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend his well ordered life and bring him back into contact with the child he adored, a short-term stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage long ago. Henry is a lawyer, an old fashioned man, gay, successful, and lonely. Thalia is now 28, a hopeful actress, estranged from her newly widowed crackpot mother—Denise, Henry’s ex. Hoping it will lead to better things for her career, Thalia agrees to pose as the girlfriend of a former child 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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Summary

Summary

A hysterical phone call from Henry Archer’s ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend his well ordered life and bring him back into contact with the child he adored, a short-term stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage long ago. Henry is a lawyer, an old fashioned man, gay, successful, and lonely. Thalia is now 28, a hopeful actress, estranged from her newly widowed crackpot mother—Denise, Henry’s ex. Hoping it will lead to better things for her career, Thalia agrees to pose as the girlfriend of a former child 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The plot alone will suck in readers, but Lipman’s knack for creating lovable and multifaceted characters is the real draw.” Publishers Weekly
“Delightful in every sense, the ever-witty Lipman’s latest comedy of modern manners is bright, breezy, and altogether beguiling.” Booklist
“Lipman mesmerized me. She hypnotized me. I admit it freely: I fell victim to the Elinor Lipman Effect.” Washington Post
“A sparkling, sprightly comedy…As always, the pleasure of a Lipman book is not so much the wispy plot but the original, funny, achingly human characters. Grade: A.” Entertainment Weekly
“Doesn’t disappoint in its portrayal of complex family relationships and use of exquisite language.” Bookmarks

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English