Tomcat in love

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Publisher:
Broadway Books,
Pub. Date:
[1998]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 15
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A wildly funny, brilliantly inventive novel about a man torn between two obsessions: the desperate need to win back his former wife and a craving to test his erotic charms on every woman he meets. He is 6'6" tall, a cross between Ichabod Crane and Abe Lincoln. He is a professor of linguistics, bewitched by language, deluded about his ability to win the hearts of women with his erudition and physical appeal. He is Thomas H. Chippering, a.k.a. Tomcat, a masterly addition to the pantheon of unforgettable characters in American fiction. And in his private dictionary of love, three entries stand out. Tampa. Just the word makes Tom Chippering's blood curdle. That's where his ex-wife, the faithless Lorna Sue, now lives with a suntanned tycoon whose name Chippering refuses to utter. Revenge. If Chippering can't get Lorna Sue back, at least he can wreak havoc with her new marriage. (How about some strategically placed lingerie in the tycoon's "ostentatiously upscale Mercedes"?) He also has plans for Lorna Sue's brother, Herbie, with whom she has always had an unnaturally close relationship. Love. His ex-wife may have disapproved, but is Chippering's fondness for women--especially the nubile coeds who attend his classes--really so wrong? And now love finds a new form: Mrs. Robert Kooshof, the attractive, demanding, and, of course, already married woman who may at last satisfy Chippering's longing for intimacy. Tim O'Brien--acclaimed for his fiction about the Vietnam War--has now taken on the battle between the sexes with astonishing results. By turns hilarious, outrageous, romantic, and deeply moving, Tomcat in Love gives us a blundering, modern-day Don Juan who embodies the desires and bewilderments of men everywhere.
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9780767902021
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UG
Level 5.7, 15 Points
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subject_facet College teachers -- Fiction, Divorced men -- Fiction, Humorous stories, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Minnesota -- Fiction
title_display Tomcat in love
title_full Tomcat in love / By Tim O'Brien
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topic_facet College teachers, Divorced men, Fiction, Humorous stories, Man-woman relationships