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The Creep by Jeffrey Frank
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Jul 13, 14

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This novel is about loneliness, the feeling of isolation that comes from being alone in a big city without a friend, or a kind word, in sight. The protagonist seems like a decent fellow, but is so lonely in New York that his desperation becomes blatantly obvious to everyone he meets. Sensing his need, people recoil from him, thinking him a "creep." His pathetic attempts to make even one friend always backfire, adding to his misery, until he finally gives up the struggle and ... no, I'm not going to spoil the ending for you. Read the book and find out what he does. It is not unlike what I did when I lived in New York.

If you have ever known the angst of being a stranger in a strange land, you will appreciate this compassionate portrayal of urban alienation.
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