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The bachelor : a novel / Andrew Palmer.

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  • ISBN: 0593230892 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780593230893 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780593230893
  • ISBN: 0593230892
  • Physical Description: 273 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hogarth, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
"Reeling from a breakup with his almost-fiancée, the narrator of Andrew Palmer's first novel returns to his hometown in Iowa to house-sit for a family friend. There, a chance flick of the TV remote and a correspondence with an old grad school classmate plunge him into unlikely twin obsessions: the reality TV show The Bachelor and the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Berryman. As his heart begins to mend, his fixation with each deepens and calcifies, and somewhere along the way, art and "reality" become harder and harder to distinguish from life. Love interests accumulate and then fall away: an old girlfriend calls and he answers; he meets a young woman at the dry cleaner. Soon he finds himself corresponding intimately, regularly with other suitors (as Berryman did in his lifetime), participating in a group outing (as The Bachelor does each season), and trying to puzzle through the strange turn his life seems to have taken"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Novelists > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Bachelor (Television program) > Fiction.
Berryman, John, 1914-1972 > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.

Available copies

  • 5 of 6 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck.


  • 0 current holds with 6 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck FIC PALMER, ANDREW (Text) 34027142781098 Adult Fiction Available -

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