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The Double Life of Alfred Buber

David Schmahmann

Published by U.S.A.: Permanent Press, 2011
ISBN 10: 1579622186 / ISBN 13: 9781579622183
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Title: The Double Life of Alfred Buber

Publisher: U.S.A.: Permanent Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Synopsis: The Double Life of Alfred Buber . . .

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Praise for The Double Life of Alfred Buber . . .
"...a truly remarkable literary creation..." -- The New York Journal of Books

" The Double Life of Alfred Buber is an original and sophisticated novel which lingers in the mind. . ."-- Dactyl Reviews

"Exquisitely written, detailed, fierily emotional and yet completely cold and callous, The Double Life of Alfred Buber is a unique read that will settle around a reader like a cloying dust and linger, even after a long, hot shower, in the pores. . ." -- Luxury Reading

Overview of The Double Life of Alfred Buber . . .
A splendid original tale, Alfred Buber is warm, smart, romantic, but his life is as barren as an ice floe, an embarrassing collage of successes and humiliations that add up to... nothing. He lives as if he has landed in a strange country, nowhere he recognizes.

  • Can an-oh-so respectable Boston lawyer, out of options, out of hope, lonely beyond measure, stray way outside the lines and find love?

  • Can he step into the tawdry dark, and back into the wholesome light, and not be affected?

Alfred Buber thinks he can. But the line between his two lives is a thin one.

For anyone who hungers for great fiction, this fictional memoir is your next good read!

More praise . . .
"From the first page it is evident that Schmahmann has produced interior monologue of the first order. . . An interesting an eccentric companion, 5 Stars." -- Jim McKeown, KWBU, NPR

"An unusual morality play whose artful style veils the depravity of its protagonist."-- Kirkus Reviews

"This book is literary fiction at its best--taut, well crafted, lovely prose, thoroughly engaging, which draws you into the character s strange new world and leaves your reading landscape forever altered." --BookConscious

The Double Life of Alfred Buber reads like a lost Nabokov novel...the prose is meticulously wrought, the plot deeply complex and psychologically layered..."-- Small Press Reviews

Product Description: The Double Life of Alfred Buber is a memoir about an illicit love affair that one gradually begins to realize is rather different than the author confesses.

Alfred Buber is a pillar of his community, a respected man with a secret, and a secret life, until one day the two cross over and even he can no longer tell which is real and which is not. Buber's passion for women is matched only by his inability to relate to them, and after years of bruising attempts to find love he seeks his escape in an illegitimate and all encompassing romance with a Bangkok bargirl.

She may reciprocate. She may not.

Buber's dilemma to believe in her, and in what he is doing, or not, to bring her home to Boston, or not, to continue a wholly respectable life that is bringing him no happiness, or not is the premise of this unforgettable, truly unforgettable, love story, and its equally unforgettable, completely flawed, lovers.

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