By Lorrie Moore
Gerard sits, absolutely clothed, in his empty tub and pines for Benna. friends within the comparable condominium development, they proportion a wall and Gerard listens for the sound of her bathroom flushing. Gerard loves Benna. after which Benna loves Gerard. She listens to him play piano, she teaches poetry and sings at nightclubs. As their relationships ebbs and flows, via fact and mind's eye, Lorrie Moore paints a charming, cutting edge portrait of guys and ladies in love and never in love. the 1st novel from a grasp of latest American fiction, Anagrams is a revelatory story of affection won and misplaced.
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Anagrams by Lorrie Moore