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Bad Timing by Betsy Berne
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Bad Timing by Betsy Berne
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Jun 01, 2001 | ISBN 9780375506642

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“The downtown art scene has found a cold observer in the narrator of Betsy Berne’s hilarious, venomous first novel. Nothing and nobody hip and glossy is spared. This is the story of a single woman trying to hold her own in a city of loaded choices. But for all the irreverence, there is a thought-provoking tenderness at the core of Berne’s metropolitan tale. The value of Bad Timing as a cultural portrait, its subversiveness, is not in what it criticizes, but in what it celebrates—the pride of losers, the volatility of deep friendships between women, the tribal bonds between blacks and Jews, and especially love of family. The narrator’s mother, on the telephone, the monitor of a sexy brood of Jewish jocks, is a triumph of one-liners and blistering dialogue. She would have made Portnoy shape up, no problem.”—Darryl Pinckney

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