Alternatives to Sex: A Novel by Stephen McCauley

By Stephen McCauley

Boston actual property agent William Collins understands that his behavior are slipping uncontrolled. as a result of obsessive-compulsive day-by-day cleansing binges and a penchant for nightly on-line cruising for hookups, he unearths his revenues figures slipping regardless of a booming marketplace. There's additionally his ongoing fight to assemble the hire from his passive-aggressive tenant and his concerns approximately his ally, Edward, whom he's definitely not in love with. simply as he makes a decision to deal with his lifestyles, he meets Charlotte and Samuel, prosperous suburbanites searching for the precise urban residence. "Happy couple," he writes in his notes. "Maybe i will be able to examine whatever from them." What he finally discovers demanding situations his personal assumptions approximately genuine property, love, and wish; and what they examine from him may resolve a budding friendship, let alone a really promising sale.
choked with crackling discussion introduced by way of a stellar ensemble of avid gamers, Alternatives to Sex is a brilliant, hilarious chronicle of lifestyles in post-traumatic, morally ambiguous the United States -- the place the will to do strong is continually being tripped up via the necessity to consider solid. right away.

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