Jeremy realizes he hasn't really noticed the passing of time, and discovers to his shock that he's not the boy he used to be: "Now, on what I was dismayed to learn was the cusp of early middle age, my hair was graying just a little at the temples, my muscles were softening somewhat, and my whole body had widened slightly, had taken on a new maturity that I didn't entirely dislike, but wasn't thrilled with either, because who would be?" The novel follows Jeremy's gentle adventures as he looks for love, an apartment, a job, and a little companionship. This is a grungy, funny Manhattan fable of walk-ups and poisonous ambitions, of family ties and two-faced friends. Kate Christensen brings to Jeremy's story the same mordant wit and social satire that made her first novel, In the Drink, a cult favorite. This one reads like a roman à clef, but probably isn't, which is a compliment to the novel's comical and uncanny verisimilitude. --Claire Dederer --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Kate Christensen's books are all written in a true, honest voice wether it be young/old/male/female voice. It's easy to love her writing. She can write with the best. Gripping.Published 23 months ago by David Sumner
This is the first time I read Christensen, the deep characterization of Jeremy is the best attribute of this book, but the author made all the other characters stick as well. Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by Kindle Customer
My creative writing professor used to teach us, "Edit, edit, and then edit some more." I think Kate Christensen could have benefitted from that advice. Read morePublished on June 26, 2009 by Eric K.
I enjoyed "Jeremy Thrane" very much, though my enthusiasm waned toward the end, but maybe that was because I lost the discipline to stop myself skipping ahead, which... Read morePublished on January 19, 2002 by Amazon Customer
I read In the Drink when it first came out and really liked it. I thought the writing was clear and detailed, and the characters were well-developed. Read morePublished on December 18, 2001 by Jennifer Robinson
I looked forward to picking up Jeremy Thrane each evening. The book reminds me of Bright Lights, Big City, as it follows a troubled New Yorker through the wonderful city of New... Read morePublished on December 1, 2001