The Love Gene by Lewis Kornfeld

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When Cathy Cox’s husband Donald deserts her, leaving her alone to support their daughter Lilith, Cathy is determined to stick with her satisfying job as an art director at a large New York City ad agency and have nothing more to do with men. She rears Lilith with the same mind-set: the awareness that most men are interested in “making out” than in making do with companionship and honorable intentions. However, very gradually, both find men in their future no matter how diligently they try to avoid them. Red-headed Lilith follows her blond mother into the advertising agency business, although her talent is copywriting rather than art. Her first novel — “The Ladies’ Room” — written as her Hunter College thesis, becomes the plot of a movie, the re-write task of Poet Jason Greenberg, and a source of pre-publication income almost beyond belief. A succession of unanticipated income streams from client contacts and family inheritances makes Lilith a virtual millionaire in a single 1990s year and at age 24, to everyone’s amazement and the more modest enrichment of more than a few associates. As the action rotates between New York, California and France, Lilith’s sexuality goes from dormant to off-the-wall. Meanwhile, her mother Cathy drifts erratically from desertion to a long-time loveless affair, then toward the real thing when her long lost husband turns up found, but…. Readers are advised not to ask what comes after the “but…. ” because Mr. Kornfeld won’t tell, at least not on this cover! Author of six other books, he has BA and MA degrees from the University of Denver, an LHD from Boston University, and was a longtime director and president of Radio Shack Corporation. A native Bostonian, Lewis Kornfeld has lived in Fort Worth, Texas since 1970. His e-mail address is

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Published March 24, 2006 by Xlibris. 228 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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