Endangered Species: A Novel

Read [Louis Bayard Book] Endangered Species: A Novel Online PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. Endangered Species: A Novel The problem? Nick is gay. The brave new world of parenting is explored as never before in Louis Bayards new novel, which is full of the dry wit, snaking plot turns, and vivid, well-rounded characters that earned raves and fans for his first novel, Fools Errand. Nicks quest for a surrogate mother will draw him to schizophrenics, Hispanic immigrants, body-pierced teenagers, female escorts, a God-fearing phlebotomist, an itinerant matchmaker, and an unbalanced but irrepressible young woma

Endangered Species: A Novel

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Rating : 4.97 (713 Votes)
Asin : 1555836410
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 265 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-03-24
Language : English

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Even Nick's mother, who has never asked for a grandchild, remarks that there's not much point in having a big Christmas tree every year. With sudden clarity and a fetching image of Atlantic herring dropping their eggs and semen in unison, then swimming on, Nick decides to take matters into his own hands. Rejected by every sperm bank he can find, he looks in vain for a lesbian coparent, then a straight coparent, then a surrogate mother, meeting a wonderfully weird collection of similarly needy people in the process, and incidentally coming across a gorgeous bartender named Joe. In this queer twist on the new genre of reproductive comedy, a single gay Washingtonian in his 30s realizes that although he has a brother and a sister--both healthy, successful adults--no one in his family has made a move toward having children. The Broome genes are bei

The problem? Nick is gay. The brave new world of parenting is explored as never before in Louis Bayard's new novel, which is full of the dry wit, snaking plot turns, and vivid, well-rounded characters that earned raves and fans for his first novel, Fool's Errand. Nick's quest for a surrogate mother will draw him to schizophrenics, Hispanic immigrants, body-pierced teenagers, female escorts, a God-fearing phlebotomist, an itinerant matchmaker, and an unbalanced but irrepressible young woman named Nattie, who ultimately may provide what he is seeking in the way he least expected. Driven by an inexplicable but driving certainty that they are on the brink of extinction, Nick vows to bring a child into the world by whatever means necessary. "In his witty and beautifully written novels, Louis Bayard is est

Light, Enjoyable Read. Brett Benner In his quest to "plant his seed", and send offspring out into the world, Nick Broome will go to almost any lengths to get one.(And he does at points.)The novel isn't as laugh out loud funny as I had anticipated, but is touching and heartfelt as this gay man goes through a crazy journey to find what a child means to him, and what finally constitutes a family.. "Nice, but Fool's Errand was Terrific" according to Coy A Stout II. This was my second Bayard read. "Fool's Errand," my first was a book I could not put down - loved it; "Endangered Species" did not quite "do it" for me the same way. Here's why: Bayard's characters are all to real for me as a former Washingtonian I sometimes think he's writing about folks I know (maybe so?), and the main character in this book is more like someone I would try to avoid at a cockta. Two In A Row! T. Gabrielli After reading Mr. Bayard's "Fool's Errand" several months ago, I was anxious to read another of his novels. I don't know why I waited so long, since I thought his first book was astonishing. Finally, I read this one, not expecting too much from it, based solely on the subject matter. I figured as a single guy, I would not be able to relate very much. I was wrong. It is such a joy to read Mr. Baya

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