• La trentaine, l'écrivain new-yorkais Nathaniel Piven connaît enfin le succès qu'il recherchait. Son roman est sur le point d'être publié, de nombreux journaux le sollicitent pour collaborer et il est entouré par les femmes les plus désirables.Mais est-il capable de s'engager réellement ? C'est la question qui se pose lorsqu'une de ses aventures prend un tour plus sérieux...Immergée dans le Brooklyn des jeunes intellectuels, Adelle Waldman ausculte la psyché de ce citadin contemporain, imparfait, souvent exaspérant, mais qui lutte en permanence avec sa propre anxiété liée aux femmes.« Une comédie de moeurs du XXIe siècle intelligente et charmante. Waldman excelle à rendre compte des défauts de communication dans une relation amoureuse. » Jess Walter, The New York Times Book Review « Adelle Waldman pourrait bien être la Jane Austen de cette génération. Dans son roman, aussi amusant que douloureusement juste par moments, elle ausculte à la perfection les marivaudages de ceux qui forment l'aristocratie d'aujourd'hui : la jeune élite littéraire de Brooklyn. » The Boston Globe « Un auteur à suivre. Profondément intelligent. » Jonathan Franzen « Pourquoi ce livre est-il si court ? Espérons qu'il y aura une suite !... » Gary Shteyngart

  • Nathaniel Piven is a rising star in Brooklyn's literary scene. After several lean, striving years and an early life as a class-A nerd, he now (to his surprise) has a lucrative book deal, his pick of plum magazine assignments, and the attentions of many desirable women: Juliet, the hotshot business journalist; Elisa, Nate's gorgeous ex-girlfriend, now friend; Hannah, lively and fun and 'almost universally regarded as nice and smart, or smart and nice'.In this twenty-first-century literary enclave, wit and conversation are not at all dead. But is romance? In The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. Adelle Waldman plunges into the psyche of a sensitive, flawed, modern man - to reveal the view of the new world from his garret window, and the view of women from his overactive mind.

  • She felt some part of herself relax when she was with him. She could shut off the part of her brain that was always monitoring whether she was talking too much, being 'selfish.'A few years before the start of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., twentysomething writer Nathaniel Piven admires a piece of published work by a young woman named Aurit Arazi, and writes her an email expressing his appreciation. After this introduction, they meet for a drink. At the time, Nate is dating gorgeous, moody Elisa, and Aurit has an older, successful novelist boyfriend named Carter, but Nate and Aurit become friends. In the months, even years, that pass, Nate's and Aurit's romantic partners change, but their friendship carries on. And then, one New Year's eve, it seems that the nature of their relationship may change. Like many readers who got to know Nathaniel Piven in The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., Aurit is pretty sure that, when it comes to relationships with women, he can be an asshole, but is there more to him than that? In New Year's, author Adelle Waldman exposes the mating psyche of one brilliant young female writer, with the same shockingly accurate eye that brought the world Nathaniel P.

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