Perfect Life

Perfect Life

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Two years ago, Neil Banks walked into a bathroom in the Pacific Fertility Center to provide his former college girlfriend, Jenny Callahan, with the biological material needed to conceive a child. Becoming a father was not part of the deal: adrift in his postmodern Los Angeles lifestyle, he signed away all paternity rights. But on the day of the baby's christening, Neil turns up at the church. His unexpected--and unauthorized--return to Jenny's privileged East Coast world sends a shockwave through the families of Jenny and her two college roommates--and sets off this keenly observed novel about fertility, biology, love, and American excess.Elegantly written, Perfect Life asks the perennially daunting question: What is the perfect life? In her smart and timely new novel, Jessica Shattuck tells a story that is humorous and moving, enlightening and life-affirming.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009.
ISBN: 9780393069501
Branch Call Number: FICTION SHA


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kelleypoole Jul 10, 2011

I just stumbled on this book and found it an enjoyable summer read. I think I might look for other books by the author.

Jan 19, 2011

Great book!!!

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