Very Nice

Very Nice

Rachel Klein never meant to kiss her creative writing professor. Zahid Azzam never planned to become a houseguest in his student's sprawling Connecticut home, but he does. Becca Klein never thought she'd have a love affair so soon after her divorce, but when her daughter's professor walks into her home she does, and the affair is...a very bad idea.

This novel zigzags between the rarified circles of Manhattan investment banking, the achingly self-serious MFA programs of the Midwest, and the private bedrooms of Connecticut.

Title:Very Nice
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525655633
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  • Roxane

    This is a vicious little novel, smart, efficient, mean, full of terrible people behaving terribly, incisive observations about a certain class of people pretending they had no hand in the state of the...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Update -- This is a darn fun-reading book -- Its a $1.99 special today -- good deal! :) ....Turkey, avocado sandwiches for lunch.......Naughty summertime sexcapdes in the swimming pool.......a male no...

  • Barbara

    3.5 starsThis droll novel brings to mind the game 'Six Degrees of Separation' - based on the theory that any person on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of ...

  • Beth

    Cringe-inducing. Every single character is horrendously selfish - not a single one of them worth rooting for. The "story" (?) is non-existent, since it's basically just an exploration of people's myop...

  • Kristen

    I liked the dog. That's about it. There was no redeeming qualities to any of the characters presented. The liberal overtones were completely unnecessary and basically made the characters even more rid...

  • Meike

    While this is certainly a smart book, it is probably not the deepest novel ever written - still, it is great fun, and sometimes, intelligent fun is more than enough to warrant 4 stars. Dermansky plays...

  • Tyler Goodson

    Call something a "literary soap opera" and I can't read it fast enough. Here is one about sex, writing, race, and politics. The lines Dermansky walks are fine and she navigates them expertly--with hum...

  • Michelle

    I know I probably shouldn't be saying this too loud but I have never read a Marcy Dermansky book before. I have read reviews of her work. Some of my most keen and thoughtful Goodreads friends have des...

  • Chris

    "Very Nice" is very funny some moments and very dark in others, and always very surprising. Marcy Dermansky has a fantastic sense of humor (and irony), but beneath this tale of mothers and daughters a...

  • lark benobi

    I think of Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky as a near-perfect book, and the only reason I didn't write "a perfect book" is because it's more perfect than perfect--like all the most perfect of things, it h...