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Therapy

Therapy

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by David Lodge
     
 

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By all appearances, Laurence Passmore is sitting pretty. True, he is almost bald and his nickname in "Tubby", but the TV sitcom he writes keeps the money coming in, he has an exclusive house in Rummridge, a state-of-the-art car, a vigorous sex life with his wife of thirty years, and a platonic mistress to talk shop with. What money can't buy, and his many

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By all appearances, Laurence Passmore is sitting pretty. True, he is almost bald and his nickname in "Tubby", but the TV sitcom he writes keeps the money coming in, he has an exclusive house in Rummridge, a state-of-the-art car, a vigorous sex life with his wife of thirty years, and a platonic mistress to talk shop with. What money can't buy, and his many therapists can't deliver, is contentment. It's not the trouble behind the scenes of his TV show that's bugging him or even the persistent pain in his knee; it's this deeper, nameless unease. Is it a spiritual crisis or just one of the midlife variety?

Tubby's quest for the source of it will lead into an obsession with Kierkegaard, brushes with the police, gossip-column notoriety, and strange beds and bedrooms worldwide.

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"A quirky and enchanting tale...Therapy springs open like a brightly colored Chinese puzzle box, to become a funny and often touching meditation on faith, redemption, and existential doubt." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Library Journal
Well known for his academic satires (e.g., Changing Places), Lodge here crafts the story of a successful sitcom writer who has everything but what he wants the most: peace of mind. Viking will be redesigning Lodge's backlist titles in a renewed promotion of his books.
Michiko Kakutani
"A quirky and enchanting tale...Therapy springs open like a brightly Chinese puzzlebox, to become a funny and often touching meditation on faith, redemption, and existencial doubt." -- The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140249002
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
750,617
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Jane Smiley
"A delicious read."

Meet the Author

David Lodge is the author of twelve novels and a novella, including the Booker Prize finalists Small World and Nice Work. He is also the author of many works of literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction and Consciousness and the Novel.

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