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Read online The Biology of Luck.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Biology of Luck Odd job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else s perfect date At the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop Her lovers include one of the last underground members of the Weathermen and the dilettante heir to a lawn chair magnate Both men have staked their romantic future on her Her only respite is her impending dinner with the nonthreatening but unattractive tour guide Larry Bloom But Larry too has a stake in her future He has written a book about their impending dinner in which he fantasizes about Starshine s life on the day he wins her heart Juxtaposing moments from Larry s guided tour of New York City on the June day of his dream date with excerpts from the novel in which he imagines Starshine s concurrent escapades this inventive structure weaves a highly imaginative love story across all five boroughs Provocative funny and keenly observed an imagined pilgrimage through the underbelly of Gotham becomes a bold new voice in contemporary American fiction by Jacob M. Appel

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The Biology of Luck
Title:The Biology of Luck
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ISBN:0975374680
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Number of Pages:234
Category:fiction, romance, contemporary
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