Published by: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2007
Hardcover: 248 pages
Dimensions: 6.36 x 0.62 x 8.54 inches
It's been seven years, and Eleanor Rushing is still waiting for Maxim Walters, the love of her life, to leave his wife and move into her rambling mansion on St. Charles Avenue. But when she meets Dr. Richard Kimball—tall, dark, handsome, and a plastic surgeon—her life takes on a whole new direction. Smitten, she decides to go under his knife to alter her looks, and her life. But the summer of 2005 has other plans in store and Hurricane Katrina interrupts Eleanor's transformation.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patty Friedmann is known for her darkly humorous literary fiction. Among her dozen novels are award-winning Secondhand Smoke, An Organized Panic, Odds, Side Effects, and of course Eleanor Rushing. Her short story collection is Where Do They All Come From? After Hurricane Katrina she published two YA novels, Taken Away and No Takebacks, and her first book was a humor book, the bestselling Too Smart to Be Rich. She has had essays and reviews in such places as Publishers Weekly and Newsweek.
From Publishers Weekly
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"Eleanor's voice--she says exactly what's on her mind--will linger in the reader's memory long after the last page. And that last page is unforgettable!"
"Expertly, gracefully, Patty Friedmann overlays topographies of loss and desire, reality and delusion, making fiction as strange--and as sad and funny--as truth." -- Kathryn Harrison
"Friedmann writes with a sensitivity that can touch the heart without falling prey to the sentimental."
"Intriguing and touching . . . One finishes ÝEleanor Rushing¨ impressed by Friedmann's compassion for human frailty."
Praise for Eleanor Rushing:
A dazzling novel, capturing that complex mix of lightness and darkness that is New Orleans.
Robert Olen Butler
Friedmann writes with a sensitivity that can touch the heart without falling prey to the sentimental.
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