Animal Husbandry: A Novel

By: Zigman, Laura

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First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Light spot on top page ridge. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. Author's first novel. Hers began as a simple Cow meets Bull story: she, Jane Goodall (no, not the Jane Goodall) was the single, overachieving prime-time talk show producer with her heart on the shelf; Ray was the young executive producer with the J. Crew good looks and, it seemed, a love life as lonely as Jane's. They met for drinks, fell in love (so she thought), and looked together for an apartment. Then suddenly, inexplicably, in only the third month of their post-copulatory phase, Ray Brown was gone. Not gone gone, but lost to a jungle of unreturned phone calls and unrequited love. When Jane, suddenly homeless, reluctantly moves in with Eddie Alden, her swaggering, womanizing coworker, she finds herself in the belly of the beast itself--the alpha male--and discovers, too, that she's not alone in the vast pasture of the brokenhearted. With a copy of Darwin's Origin of Species in one hand and a notebook in the other, Jane sets up base camp at Eddie's and begins her research--on Eddie's bizarre chase and flee rituals, on the always unlucky pairings of her best friends, David and Joan, and on her own love affair with Ray--all in a desperate attempt to unlock the mysterious methods of the male animal. Soon Jane has stacks of theories and a budding career as a pseudonymous sexual behaviorist. But conclusions, of course, prove elusive as love itself, and nothing is as simple as it seems in this whip smart, hilariously funny, and wonderfully wise debut novel about men, women, and the strange taxonomy of the human heart.

Title: Animal Husbandry: A Novel

Author: Zigman, Laura

Categories: Signed, Modern First Editions, Contemporary,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: The Dial Press: 1998

ISBN Number: 0385319002

ISBN Number 13: 9780385319003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282643

Keywords: LAURA ZIGMAN CONTEMPORARY FICTION,