True Enough by Stephen McCauley

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Written with the warmth, wit, and heartbreaking humor, True Enough is a story of love and lust, trust and betrayal, commitment and denial.

Jane Cody keeps lists. After all, how else would she keep track of her life—her job producing a Boston TV show; her amiable but frankly dull second husband; and her precocious six-year-old son who “doesn't do small talk” but loves to bake. And as if that weren't enough she has an acid-tongued mother-in-law living in her barn, an arthritic malamute lodger to walk, and a dangerously seductive ex-husband on the scene. In New York, Desmond Sullivan is fretting that his five-year relationship with smart, sweet Russell is too monogamous and settled. Perhaps a spell as writer-in-residence at Deerforth College will cure that, and also allow him to finish his biography of one of the 'sixties greatest forgotten mediocrities, torch singer Pauline Anderton? When Jane and Desmond meet in Boston, they embark on a TV documentary about the elusive Anderton, which is to take them on a journey of self-discovery in which they learn as much about their own secrets and lies as about hers.

About Stephen McCauley

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Stephen McCauley is the author of Alternatives to Sex, True Enough, The Man of the House, The Easy Way Out, and The Object of My Affection. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Visit his website at
Published July 31, 2012 by Simon & Schuster. 320 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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and explain that I really do know I am just another one of your patients and that I'm not some special case, but that -- shoot me -- I'd like to think I'm a little bit more sane and sensible and self-aware than that sunburnt skeleton I see in your waiting room every Tuesday or some of the other w...

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