Big Love meets Manhattan in Adultery, a darkly ironic contemporary comedy about love, sex, and polyamory on New York’s Upper East Side.
Professor Orlando Plummer, philanderer and drunk, first meets the Fliedermans—billionaire Roger and the exotic, neurotic Arabia—at an intimate orgy arranged by his own bored and wealthy wife Valeria. After that disastrous night, Orlando blunders his way through a dizzying sequence of academic back-stabbings and sexual musical chairs until he meets his personal Armageddon: his teaching assistant, Jun Mei, announces she is having his child—and his shaky polyamorous house of cards comes crashing down.
Wicked, mordantly funny, and wise, Adultery teaches us a great many things about love, a literary life misspent, and the consequences of too much money.
“Throws sex at the bookish—and books at the sexish…”
Reviews for Adultery
Kierkegaard’s Orlando is neither so well-organized, ambitious, or politically aware, and yet, one senses an undeniable kinship between the two characters; they share an uncannily similar cynicism, the same benignly jaundiced way of looking at the world. One cannot help imagining the kind of conversations the two might have over a drink at some academic conference. Yet another happy surprise for readers.“Adultery: The Scarlet Alphabet” is enthusiastically recommended. Run, don’t walk, to get your hands on a copy of this one!