A Better Man by Enid Harlow

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"Herb has no words or experience with which to understand his wife's behavior, no concept of human complexity. As a second-generation insurance broker whose carefully hedged bachelor existence was altered when he married Maggie, an unstable showgirl nearly 20 years his junior, he has an overwhelming but untutored need to give and receive love."--Jacket.

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Sallie is prone to telling Nate how Good to Her he is. Nate wonders, Is he really? Enid Harlow is the author of two novels, CRASHING (St. Martin's Press, New York), and A BETTER MAN (Van Neste Books, Midlothian, Virginia). Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals of national distinction. She received two PEN Syndicated Fiction Awards and a fellowship in fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts. The author earned both her BA and MA degrees from New York University. She lives in New York, the city of her birth.
Published May 1, 2000 by Van Neste Books. 215 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Not only does it not, but Herb actually heads for Manny’s on the one night that occupies most of the novel’s pages, leaving Maggie home alone in a state of true despair.

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Herb Larrimore, a 62-year-old insurance broker living in Manhattan, has never understood the subtleties of his marriage with Maggie, an unstable former showgirl and compulsive shopper.

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