An elaboration of some of David Leavitt's early stories, Equal Affections - his second novel - is about the family of a woman, Louise Cooper, who is dying of cancer. The family has other problems: Nat, Louise's husband, is having an affair; her daughter April, a lesbian with a thriving career as a singer, finds herself pregnant; and her son, Danny, also gay, is worried about his lover's commitment to him. Leavitt's novel is a rich delineation of family life in all its complexity at the end of the 20th-century.
As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of David Leavitt's book, you'll also get an exclusive Jim Atlas interview that begins when the audiobook ends.
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- Mr David Duke
A woman reading a male author's story absolutely brilliantly. Voices are remarkable except for the masculine characterisations which tend to sound a bit too similar. But I recommend it wholeheartedly. Full of heart and compassion. What a second novel!