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Equal Affections

Equal Affections
Author David Leavitt
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publication date 1989
Media type Print (Hardback)
ISBN NA

Equal Affections is a novel by David Leavitt, published in 1989.

Plot summary

Louise, an aging woman, is coming down with cancer. Her husband Nat is having an affair with another woman. Meanwhile, Walter, partner of Louise and Nat's son Danny, has cyber sex and phone sex with other men. April, Danny's sister, visits her brother in suburban New Jersey. With their mother's death looming, they all fly to California where their parents live. To avoid a funeral, Nat throws a lukewarm farewell party. April ends up fighting with her father over his cheating on her mother. Two months later, Nat is publicly seeing his mistress. Danny and Walter invite April and Nat to stay with them at a rented cottage on Long Island. The final part is an prolepsis to Louise's conversion at Catholicism although she is a Jew.

Characters

  • Louise Gold
  • Nat Cooper, Louise's husband.
  • Xavier, one of Louise's first lovers; a fortyish sailor.
  • Tommy Burns, one of Louise's first lovers; a WASPish young man.
  • April, Louise and Nat's lesbian feminist daughter.
  • Joey Conway, one of April's ex-boyfriends.
  • Karl Mathias, one of April's ex-boyfriends.
  • Tina Tompkins, April's manager.
  • Mary McLaughlin, a lesbian singer who works with April at one point.
  • Danny, Louise and Nat's gay son.
  • Walter, Danny's partner.
  • Eleanor, Louise's sister.
  • Cousin Joanne
  • Jaime Delgado, a burnt patient. His mother is called Dorell, his father Jesus.

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