A novel for how we live now

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P by Adelle Waldman. Heinemann, €18.90. Reviewed by Kevin Power.

31st August, 2013
Adelle Waldman: there is something to give pleasure on every page of her debut novel. Photo: Getty

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P

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Curling up with this month's hot new novel is usually a fantastically inefficient use of your reading time. The discount bookshop shelves are groaning with remaindered flavours of the month, every one of them the hot book of their particular moment, revealed now as the empty puffs of air they always were. As Anthony Lane, the great New Yorker critic, once wrote, the best reading diet consists of classics...

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