The Weight of Love by John Herman

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In a story narrated from shifting points of view, reflecting the emotional unsteadiness of its love-thirsty characters, a prosperous forty-year-old family man begins a series of love affairs that pitches him into Manhattan's elite society. Tour.
 

About John Herman

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Herman lives with his wife and their two daughters.
 
Published May 1, 1995 by Nan A. Talese. 323 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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``It seemed,'' he confides, ``that without the love of women I would die,'' and in the opening parts of the novel he brings passion into the life of beautiful, monied, and unhappily married Anne Stokowski, who (``Oh, David, sometimes I feel I can't stand it any longer!

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In a season that has already seen one fiction debut by a former top editor (Jim Landis, with Lying in Bed), Herman (formerly at Ticknor & Fields) enters the lists with a novel written during his new l

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His tale of David Smith, an affluent wine merchant with a beautiful wife and a happy family who is suddenly smitten with limitless hungers for women he barely knows, carries a very similar charge, compounded of an unemphatic but telling style, a keen sense of erotic atmosphere and an easy renderi...

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In John Herman's The Weight of Love, a happily married New York City wine merchant named David Smith feels compelled, shortly after his 40th birthday, to seek out and fall in love with a cavalcade of women: the mother of his daughter's classmate;

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