Politics is about: a) a threesome; b) politics
Moshe loves Nana. But love can be difficult -- especially if you want to be kind. And Moshe and Nana want to be kind to someone else.
They want to be kind to their best friend, Anjali.
Politics explores crucial problems of sexual etiquette. What should the sleeping arrangements be in a ménage-à-trois? Is it polite to read while two people have sex beside you? Is it permissible to be jealous?
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Our omniscient narrator guides us through the development of the relations between the three friends (“The next event in the story is a blow job”), which are volatile, predictable, and nicely summed up in the chapter headings (“Romance,” “Intrigue,” “They fall in love,” “They fall out of love,” e...| Read Full Review of Politics: A Novel
Adam Thirlwell's first novel, Politics, the story of a half-hearted ménage à trois, is studiously slight, but it too partakes of all three categories - slightly shocking, slightly boring, slightly annoying.Aug 31 2003 | Read Full Review of Politics: A Novel
"sometimes I think that this book is an attack on sex"), Moshe and Nana are constantly experimenting ("oral sex, use of alternative personae, lesbianism, undinism"), though their experiments usually end in failure.| Read Full Review of Politics: A Novel
And I think I wanted to see how much one could do with this idea of thematic juxtaposition and variation—how much it might be possible to make a novel out of other people’s novels.Jan 26 2009 | Read Full Review of Politics: A Novel
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