Josie is a Manhattan psychotherapist living a comfortable life with her husband and daughter. Raquel is a Los Angeles rock star with a platinum album and the attendant money and fame. When Josie realizes her marriage is over, and Raquel finds herself at the center of a scandal, these old friends take off for Mexico City where sweltering heat, new acquaintances, and tequila-fueled nights rapidly spiral out of control. In this vibrant novel, award-winning author Kate Christensen has crafted a bewitching tale of lust, loyalty, and the limits of friendship.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
Kate Christensen is also the author of the novels In the Drink, Jeremy Thrane, The Epicure's Lament, and The Great Man, winner of the 2008 PEN/Faulker Award. She lives in Brooklyn.
Praise for Trouble…
Praise for The Great Man, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award
“The Great Man is as unexpectedly generous as it is entertaining . . . Christensen is a witty observer of the art universe.” —Janet Maslin, New York Times
“Christensen's writing is clear-eyed, bitingly funny, and supremely caustic about the niceties of social relations, contemporary American culture, and sexual politics.” —Vince Passaro, O, The Oprah Magazine
“Christensen is a writer of exceptional polish and keen intent, lacing her clever, well-designed plot with intriguing observations about the evolution (some might say devolution) of art, the inequities between men and women, and the insidiousness of racism. . . . Great fun from start to finish.” —Donna Seaman, Chicago Tribune
“Clever and incisive . . . The tension between her characters’ colorful pasts and the yearning (sexual and otherwise) for their latter days is heartbreaking. But these women brim with a wit and personality that overshadow the cocky artist around whom they’ve orbited.” —New York
“Provides no shortage of pop-intellectual entertainment . . . [A] profoundly feminist story of the three women who in various ways propped up Feldman’s career over the course of a lifetime.” —Elle
“The Great Man defies convention . . . That Christensen, who is in her mid-40s, can so aptly capture not just the loneliness, losses, and angst, but also the acceptance, of growing old, is a testament to her tremendous skill.” —Sally Abrahms, AARP magazine
“Present[s] vital characters who challenge typical depictions of the elderly as so conservative. These women are complicated, smart, witty, and sexy—even Internet savvy!”—Glen Helfand, San Francisco Bay Guardian