What She Saw... by Lucinda Rosenfeld
A Novel (Phoebe Fine)

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A fresh (in more than one sense) and honest new voice in fiction is extravagantly displayed in this first novel that candidly dissects modern romance.

Plagued with weird parents, an underdeveloped body, and a mind on the verge of self-deconstruction, Phoebe Fine feels ill-equipped for a journey through the hardening chambers of the late twentieth-century heart. But from fifth grade and Roger Mancuso, equal parts baby Brando and court jester, through her early adult life with New Media executive Neil Schmertz, a babytalker who prefers spooning to sex, Phoebe trudges defiantly through guyland, armed with a tart tongue, and propelled by an insatiable desire to be loved.


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About Lucinda Rosenfeld

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Lucinda Rosenfeld is the author of the novels What She Saw..., Why She Went Home, and I'm So Happy For You. Her fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Creative Non-Fiction, Slate.com, Glamour, and other magazines. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two young daughters.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Anchor. 301 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An episodic chronicle about low self-esteem that's intelligent and well observed but mired in a callow attitude devoid of perspective.

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Both breaking up and growing up are hard to do, learns Phoebe Fine, the protagonist of Rosenfeld's engaging, nostalgic and sometimes frustrating first novel. Each chapter is devoted to a man who has c

Sep 04 2000 | Read Full Review of What She Saw...: A Novel (Pho...

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Both breaking up and growing up are hard to do, learns Phoebe Fine, the protagonist of Rosenfeld's engaging, nostalgic and sometimes frustrating first novel. Each chapter is devoted to a man who has c

Sep 04 2000 | Read Full Review of What She Saw...: A Novel (Pho...

Austin Chronicle

'Coolio' became 'Carlos,' which became 'Julio,' which became 'Wubble,' which became 'Booboo,' which became 'Looboo,' which eventually became 'Wooboo,' for reasons that were never entirely clear."

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