Lying in Bed by J. D. Landis

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Morton Dauwen Zabel Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters. LYING IN BED begins with the voice of a strange, compelling speaker. The more we learn of his life and his most unusual marriage, the less we are sure of who he is and what he says. LYING IN BED first seduces us with its intense storytelling, then ensnares us in a dangerous psychological and erotic labyrinth we never want to leave.

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J. D. Landis is the author of the novels LYING IN BED, which won the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, LONGING, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and most recently ARTIST OF THE BEAUTIFUL. He has also published six novels for young readers, including THE SISTERS IMPOSSIBLE, which was an International Reading Association Children's Choice. For many years he worked in book publishing and was Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of William Morrow & Company in New York. He lives in New Hampshire.
Published January 6, 1995 by Algonquin Books. 304 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Erotica, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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The narrator, Johnny, is a filthy-rich 32-year-old New Yorker who spends most of his time waiting for his wife, Clara, to come home from her job as antique-quilt saleswoman.

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As John passionately awaits her return, he immerses himself in thoughts of her and later in her utterly frank diaries--and he has the strangest encounter with a Chinese-food delivery man.

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In a spacious Manhattan loft, John Chambers waits anxiously for his wife, Clara, to come home, and as we pass the long evening as voyeurs in his mind, we gradually discover that Chambers is very rich and very strange — quite possibly a lunatic.

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