The Seven Year Bitch by Jennifer Belle

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From the bestselling author of High Maintenance and Going Down comes a witty, heartfelt comic novel about marriage, motherhood, and discovering that the life you have is exactly the one you want.

What’s a fabulous New York City girl supposed to do when she finds herself fantasizing about the Grim Reaper more than she fantasizes about her husband? When she can’t help but give him the finger on the set of Sesame Street? And when she doesn’t exactly hope for a safe landing when he goes away on business?

No, ex-hedge fund manager and new mom Isolde Brilliant hasn’t got the seven year itch—taking care of her baby and husband and having a growing suspicion that she’s living life in captivity has turned her into a seven year bitch.

That’s New York author Jennifer Belle’s deliciously provocative phrase for the boredom, anger, and hurt that can creep into even the best of marriages—and affect even the most saintly of wives. In the tradition of Jennifer Weiner and Meg Wolitzer, Belle delivers a dead-on, raw and hilarious novel about motherhood and marriage and discovering the life you have is exactly the one you wanted.
 

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Born and raised in New York City, Jennifer Belle turned to writing several years ago after a successful stint as an off-Broadway actress. Belle dropped out of high school and college, but did graduate from elementary school. Her first novel, Going Down, was named Best Summer Novel by Time Out New York and a Top Ten Book of the Year by the New York Post, and has been translated into eleven languages. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, MS., The Independent Magazine (London), Harper's Bazaar, Mudfish, and several anthologies. She lives in New York City.
 
Published May 13, 2010 by Riverhead Books. 364 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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She’s mightily tempted, wondering if Gabe is the love of her life, a love she would be foolish to let slip away.

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The heroines of Jennifer Belle's wry comic novels often feel like a cockeyed cross between Cosmo girl and Woody Allen muse, and her latest, native Manhattanite Isolde Brilliant, is no different.

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And when she doesn’t exactly hope for a safe landing when he goes away on business?

No, ex-hedge fund manager and new mom Isolde Brilliant hasn’t got the seven year itch—taking care of her baby and husband and having a growing suspicion that she’s living life in captivity has turned her i...

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