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Kate Christensen (born August 22, 1962)

Kate Christensen (born August 22, 1962) is an American novelist. She won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for her fourth novel, The Great Man, about a painter and the three women in his life. Her previous novels are In the Drink (1999), Jeremy Thrane (2001), and The Epicure's Lament (2004). Her fifth novel, Trouble (2009), was released in paperback by Vintage/Anchor in June 2010.

Her last novel, The Astral, was excerpted in the Summer 2010 issue of Open City and was published in hardcover by Doubleday in June 2011.

She is a graduate of Reed College, Class of 1986, and the Iowa Writers Workshop. Her essays, articles, reviews, and stories have appeared in many anthologies and periodicals, most recently The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Elle, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, The Wilson Quarterly, The B&N Review, and Fivechapters.com.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Christensen

Further Readings:

Jeremy Thrane: A Novel by Kate Christensen
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (June 11, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385720343
ISBN-13: 978-0385720342
Amazon: Jeremy Thrane: A Novel
Amazon Kindle: Jeremy Thrane: A Novel

Jeremy Thrane seems to have everything. As the long-time boyfriend of the handsome (but deeply closeted) movie star Ted Masterson, he lives rent-free in a beautiful apartment on the top floor of Ted's Manhattan brownstone and has an easy job that gives him plenty of time to read books and write his novel. When an influential gossip columnist overhears Jeremy talking about Ted, Jeremy's perfect world begins to crumble: in just a few hours Ted asks him to leave. Although Ted says he needs to spend more time with his wife and daughter, Jeremy suspects another man is involved.
With little more than his books, his sprawling manuscript, and his fickle little bird Juanita, Jeremy finds that he needs to re-connect with the eccentric family whose love he has taken for granted, and determine which of his friends have his true well-being in mind. In a dizzying world of art galleries, rock clubs, trendy restaurants, casual sex, dry wit, and drier martinis, Jeremy Thrane must finally figure out what it means to grow up and fall in love.

More Spotlights at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels

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