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Book review: ‘The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.’ by Adelle Waldman

Adelle Waldman inhabits the world of a Brooklyn, N.Y.,  writer.
Adelle Waldman inhabits the world of a Brooklyn, N.Y., writer.Lou Rouse

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It can no longer be universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a “significant” book advance must be in want of a wife, and Nathaniel Piven is no Mr. Darcy (nor even a Mr. Bingley, if truth be told).

But Adelle Waldman just may be this generation’s Jane Austen, as she skewers the mating mores of today’s aristocrats, the young literary elite of Brooklyn, in her funny and at times painfully acute debut novel, “The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.’’

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THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NATHANIEL P.

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