The Marzipan Pigeon by Alyssa Donati

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Marking the debut of a fresh new voice on the literary scene, this hip, brilliant first novel captures the essence of New York City. Salty is the rough-talking, sarcastic heroine who has everything--except Minty, the only man she's ever dreamed of. When at last they become an item, Salty finds Minty is not the savior she had envisioned after all.

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Published June 15, 1994 by Simon & Schuster. 300 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The two have lived together since the age of five, when Minty's parents (who were Salty's parents' best friends) took Salty in after hers were killed in a plane crash.

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With world-weary commentary on the partying and mating habits of New York's chic trendsetters, the chainsmoking Salty narrates a novel set squarely in the genre of Bright Lights, Big City and Slaves of New York .

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