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Gigolo by Edna Ferber
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Nov 04, 2009

really liked it
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Read in October, 2009

This was my first taste of Edna Ferber, and it was a completely enjoyable one. The title appropriately sets the tone for this collection of funny stories that in one way or another touch on the themes of illusions & delusions, carapace, obligation, belonging and being "kept." Even 90 years after it's publication, the characters ring true, and Ferber's winking take on love & romance, domesticity and the value of creature comforts remains relevant. I would have been happy to have each story stretch into a full-blown novel, but better left wanting more, I suppose.

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