Surrender the Pink

Surrender the Pink

by Angela Fisher
     
 

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Dinah Kaufman writes scripts for a living, and it fits: her life is full of bad lines. Particularly with men. They are all losers. Worse, they turn her down. Imagine her feelings when she finds a real man, Rudy Gendler, polished and successful, who loves her and wants to get married.

Alas, he is not what he seems and the marriage ends just short of disaster. Dinah

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Dinah Kaufman writes scripts for a living, and it fits: her life is full of bad lines. Particularly with men. They are all losers. Worse, they turn her down. Imagine her feelings when she finds a real man, Rudy Gendler, polished and successful, who loves her and wants to get married.

Alas, he is not what he seems and the marriage ends just short of disaster. Dinah pulls herself together and finds...that she still loves Rudy! How can she win him back?

"A witty, astute, voyeuristic approach to the mating ritual that confounds us all." (West Coast Review of Books)

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
By making a dismal attempt to conform to her ex-husband's expectations, soap opera scriptwriter Dinah Kaufman tests her ``pink'' girlish fantasy that the right man will secure her happiness forever. ``Unlike Fisher's fragmented, rather brittle first book, this one allows readers to get close to the main character, with the result that smart, funny Dinah is also quite touching,'' said PW. (Oct.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
The five connected vignettes of actress Fisher's first novel, Postcards from the Edge (LJ 8/87), exhibited greater coherence and stronger plot than this rambling, talky second novel. Here Dinah Kaufman, soap opera writer/producer, works through her divorce from her long-time companion/husband, playwright Rudy Gendler. Despite some very funny bits (especially one with Mama, a Sag Harbor psychic), the ``process'' still seems interminable. By novel's end, the reader may feel like Blaine MacDonald, one of Kaufman's soap opera characters, who says on his deathbed, ``You know, one of the things I'm looking forward to most about dying? . . . I won't have to talk about relationships anymore.'' A disappointment, but readers of Postcards will probably request this. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 5/15/90; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates.-- Francine Fial koff, ``Library Journal''

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671666415
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.73(h) x 0.82(d)

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