SIX MONTHS WITH AN OLDER WOMAN by David A. Kaufelt

SIX MONTHS WITH AN OLDER WOMAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

How quickly we grow up (or outgrow) forgetting the scene of a couple of years ago -- namely the Jewish novel, the rite de passage novel, the funny/dirty and/or both novels of all those complainers with their tsuris. Most of which figures here although Kaufelt usually manages to overcome the familiarity with some fresh moments and bright lines -- all about Robert Fine, he's 31, who falls in love with Isobel, she's mid-fortyish, because he has problems with his mother who's a ""second cousin (once removed) to Sophie Portnoy"" which his ""Great White Transference"" has been unable to resolve. Anyway his six months with an older woman teach him about love as well as sex and there's a certain compassion which you'll learn to call rachmones en route. Think of it as chicken soup and sympathy with a smile.

Pub Date: Aug. 29th, 1973
Publisher: Putnam