Funny Accent: A Novel (Hardcover)
Funny, sophisticated and fiercely intelligent, 32-year-old Anna Schopenhauer has one weakness: men old enough to be her father. Heading home to Scarsdale for her father's 70th birthday party, she wants to break the pattern and plots revenge on a family friend--the first older man in her life--about whom she has written a recently published short story in The Atlantic Monthly. Wry and sharply observant, Funny Accent introduces a fresh new fiction talent.
About the Author
Barbara Shulgasser-Parker is a native New Yorker. She was on staff at the Chicago Sun-Times and was a film critic for the San Francisco Examiner for thirteen years. She wrote, with Robert Altman, the film Pret-a-Porter, and her work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Glamour, The Chicago Tribune, and Mirabella. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband Norman Parker.
“Titillating....This debut novel is smart, funny and hot.” —Glamour
“[A] wry tale of sex...complexly portrayed. Thanks to whip-smart insights on love and lust, revenge and responsibility, Anna's struggle to break free of Misha's far-reaching grasp proves subtle, moving and true-to-life.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Shulgasser-Parker is adept at giving her characters keen, if not profound, psychological insights...her workoffers a witty, entertaining commentary on the puzzling, often-bizarre world of male-female relationships.” —Chicago Tribune
“A lovely combination of a self-conscious narrator and a feeling heroine.” —The Boston Globe (Recommended Summer Reading)
“Barbara Shulgasser-Parker writes about sex and love with a rare and refreshing precision.” —Diane Johnson, author of Le Divorce