A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living

A Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living

A Novel

Book - 2008
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WW Norton
In this darkly hilarious and moving novel, a bumbling Manhattan blueblood must rebuild his life after his marriage and business fail.

Baker & Taylor
In the wake of his failed business and marriage, a bumbling Manhattan blueblood struggles with a lack of social finesse in his efforts to date, travel, and engage in gentleman's hobbies, until an eccentric woman challenges him to take a promising risk.

Norton Pub
In this darkly hilarious and moving novel, a bumbling Manhattan blueblood must rebuild his life after his marriage and business fail.

Blackwell North Amer
Arthur Camden's greatest talents are for packing and unpacking suitcases, making coleslaw, and second-guessing every decision in his life. When his business fails and his wife leaves him-to pursue more aggressive men-Arthur finds that he has none of the talents and finesse that everyone else seems to possess for navigating New York society.Arthur tries to reinvigorate his life with comic and tragic results: He dates women with no interest in him, burns down his Catskills fly-fishing club, runs afoul of the law in France, and disgraces himself before family members. Just when Arthur hits the depths of despair, an eccentric suitor (a woman who happens to resemble the model on Arthur's vitamin bottles) helps him take a leap into a wonderful unknown.Michael Dahlie's novel digs into the consciousness of a self-doubting everyman-a man who, with a little inspiration, just might become something of a brilliant success.

Baker
& Taylor

In the wake of his failed business and marriage, a bumbling Manhattan blueblood struggles with a lack of social finesse, until an eccentric woman challenges him to take a promising risk.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393066173
0393066177
Characteristics: 281 p. ; 22 cm

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