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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Fawcett; Reissue edition (July 12 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0449128865
  • ISBN-13: 978-0449128862
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.9 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,424,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
MacDonald, in one of his best works, sympathetically explores the crushing pain of infidelity, along with the reasons it happens. As he so often does, he contrasts the short-term impulses of humanity with the principled, long-term dignity that we all want to achieve. His perspective is exemplary of the great detective fiction writer (although this isn't detective fiction), and this is his most focused exploration of the near vs. the far.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa62418b8) out of 5 stars 7 reviews
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HASH(0xa609a450) out of 5 stars fidelity and psychology discovered July 23 1998
By Steven J. Cormier - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
MacDonald, in one of his best works, sympathetically explores the crushing pain of infidelity, along with the reasons it happens. As he so often does, he contrasts the short-term impulses of humanity with the principled, long-term dignity that we all want to achieve. His perspective is exemplary of the great detective fiction writer (although this isn't detective fiction), and this is his most focused exploration of the near vs. the far.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa609a4a4) out of 5 stars "Come on Janey, you know you want it." Sept. 8 2014
By JimmySpags - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a book about lust and seduction. If you're waiting for someone to get killed, forget it. But this is even better. Remembering that this book was published in 1953, the rules of the game were different. Men could screw any woman they could seduce, but women had to stay loyal and chaste. This was even before Don Draper and Mad Men, and the company made furnaces instead of writing advertising copy. I thoroughly enjoyed the descriptions and dialogue of seductions. The scene where Laura was able to take 4 handkerchieves and turn them into a bikini is priceless. "Honey you forgot your swimsuit." "Oh no, it's in my purse." Feminists should definitely stay away from this book. But for any man looking for a tech manual on seduction, I heartily recommend.
HASH(0xa609a780) out of 5 stars A super story; a cautionary nightmare. Oct. 13 2015
By McDesign - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I found the book wonderfully effective - as a long-time married guy, I was almost afraid to pick it up each night - not sure what would happen next; what Fletch and Janey would do next to childishly smash their pretty lives. Clemmie, a later work (and personal favorite) also dealing with middle-aged crazy, is much more one-sided, and consequently far less effective.

I'm a huge fan - I have all of the MacDonald books, and am now working through them consecutively - this is of course, very early

This story is what real nightmares are made of - how close to disaster we can run when we try to be sophisticated
HASH(0xa609ac9c) out of 5 stars Very good read Dec 31 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Really good book. Many of the insights and scenarios are dated but also hold up in modern relationships.
HASH(0xa609a564) out of 5 stars If you skip the read, it won't hurt you June 2 2016
By Andrea J. Barrett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Book had a lot of characters to catalog, but not a bad read

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