The Current Climate

Author(s): Bruce Jay Friedman
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2007
Product Number: EB00641296
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802197443
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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Screenwriter Harry Towns continues his misadventures in this novel from a New York Times–bestselling author and "witty chronicler of urban angst" (San Francisco Chronicle). Set in late-1980s New York, this novel continues the story of Harry Towns—who is well into his fifties and is feeling increasingly out of place in the world, but doesn't let that stop him from pursuing success as a playwright (or at least making some quick cash by selling a TV series). He has a second wife and a young daughter, but he doesn't let that stop him from bedding the occasional hooker (and getting mugged along the way). It isn't easy getting older, but Harry plugs along. The only thing that truly paralyzes him is trying to decide whether to get tickets to Cats . . . "A triumph . . . Hilarious." —The Globe and Mail (Toronto) "Harry Towns, like his creator, shows in the end . . . amazing resilience, inventiveness, hope and good humor." —The Washington Post