THE HABITS OF A LIFETIME by Ethan Feinsod

THE HABITS OF A LIFETIME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Superannuated 60's survivor David Robbins, now tending sheep on some mountain, is called back to L.A. when his ex-wife, photographer Andrea Wild, is murdered and her second husband, Nick Sawyer, vanishes with her two kids--his own and Dave's. Dave starts out convinced that Nick, a former rock star whose name keeps the case in the papers, is innocent, but his daisy-chain of questions--to family friends, drug connections, and old (actually very young) girlfriends--paints a picture of big-time cocaine, drug smuggling, businesslike whoring, and unkosher grants to a private medical foundation that all make it hard to believe in Nick, and that make Dave wonder about himself too. Feinsod (author of the nonfictional Awake in a Nightmare, 1981) seems to be aiming for an AIDS-themed remake of The Long Goodbye in his first novel. The result is uninspired but heartfelt.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1992
ISBN: 0-312-08205-3
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: St. Martin's
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1992