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Almost Perfect, Adams, Alice
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Author Name    Adams, Alice

Title   Almost Perfect

Binding   Trade Paperback

Book Condition   Good

Edition   1st Paperback Edition

Size   8vo -- 8 in Tall

Publisher   New York Washington Square Press (Pocket Books) 1998

ISBN Number    0671020692 / 9780671020699

Seller ID   007092

243 pp. Toned pages, rubbed spot on front cover corner. Light roughness near bottom edge. No markings. Includes a Washington Square Press guide for reading groups. A tale of a woman who falls in love with a rich commercial artist who seems "almost perfect." Gradually the protagonist begins to realize the perils of her infatuation. Deemed by the NY Times a "notable book."

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At the time Stella Blake meets Richard Fallon, she is nearly broke. Her semi-famous father, who has always neglected her, is dying. Her job at a San Francisco newspaper is only tentative. Richard, on the other hand, is wildly successful as a commercial artist, even if both his marriages to bosomy blondes have failed. Of course, he immediately notes that Stella is not his type, being small, dark, and exotic-looking. For her part, Stella thinks Richard is far too sure of himself, and vain. Naturally they fall in love. Theirs is an almost perfect relationship -- except for the violent fights followed by passionate reconciliations. And there is Stella's suddenly ascending career...and a shimmering San Francisco whose dark side is AIDS.

Something is terribly amiss with this golden couple, something one of them is only beginning to suspect. In "Almost Perfect," Alice Adams creates her most searing account of modern relationships when illusions crack, secrets seep out, and women face the consequences of falling madly in love.

Fiction. Romance. Infatuation.

Price = 3.00 USD



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