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Love and Money [Kindle Edition]

Edith Konecky
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Book Description

Augusta comes unexpectedly into possession of a townhouse, wealth,-- and a yacht. This wonderful new novel by Edith Konecky, author of Allegra Maud Goldman, forays into the world of wealth, family,and love. Witty and broad in peerspective, Konecky takes us on a cruise in delightful waters.

Product Details

  • File Size: 356 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hamilton Stone Editions (April 11, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007TERV8Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,549,496 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Imagine inheriting a huge sum of money from someone you barely knew, more money, in fact, than you could ever spend in your lifetime. Such is the fate of Augusta, the main character of Love and Money, the witty and engaging new novel by noted feminist author Edith Konecky. Augusta, an electronic music composer and adjunct professor at City College, is removed from her noble poverty and thrown head first into a foreign world which includes her own Upper East Side townhouse, a large yacht, and a world cruise that traces the fateful final voyage of the man who is her benefactor.

Along the way, the reader meets her cavorting father, her eccentrically scientific best friend Camilla, and some mysterious staff on the yacht and in the townhouse. Underlying the playful story with its hilarious one-liners, though, is a reflection on the hidden fantasies of women, even strong feminists like Augusta and Camilla. "Uncle Freddy," the friend of Augusta's father who has bequeathed his fortune to Augusta, is the ideal lover. Completely generous, brilliant, powerful, and eloquent in his posthumous letters to Augusta, he embodies perhaps the the secret fantasies of women, including feminists and men, too, for a powerful and giving lover. Ironically, in the end, Augusta is not the only one to find this fantasy lover. Her rakish father Marco, too, unexpectedly finds true love in a powerful and giving woman.

So, perhaps the moral of Konecky's romping tale of riches and adventure is that the seemingly unfeminist fantasy of the powerful, rich, older man to transform one's life, is not so unfeminist at heart. After all, men need powerful lovers, too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Correction by author Edith Konecky. June 20, 2011
As the author of Love & Money, I feel compelled to correct the review by the Midwest Book Review, which is not about Love & Money, but seems to be more about Place at the Table with a bit of ocean thrown in, though I'm happy to see that it's "highly recommended." Love and Money is the story of a young woman, a composer of electronic music, who unexpectedly comes into a great deal of life-changing money and sets out, with friends, on a journey around the world on her newly inherited yacht. It's also the story of her playboy father. Readers have called the book "witty" and "entertaining."
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By ullahoo
I'm an Edith Konecky fan, and just about anything she's written greatly appeals to me!

"Love and Money" is far less serious than her other novels; I very often found myself laughing out loud!
But just think: suddenly you inherit lots and lots of money and don't know what to do with it!! You have a boyfriend whom you don't love, and a father who doesn't get serious about life once! What do you do? Well, you'll have to read the book!!

There's something about Edith Konecky's thinking that I love, and her writing . . . that's another great story!
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