What’s higher than a New York Metropolis novel about dishonest husbands and swinging wives, Brooklyn intercourse golf equipment, Manhattan actual property and ready in line for cronuts? Maybe nothing, which is why first-time novelist Taylor Hahn’s “The Life-style” will seemingly be the seaside learn of the summer time, from Coney Island to the Hamptons.
Hahn lives in L.A. now, however not way back, she was a Manhattan lawyer at a cocktail celebration listening to a dialog about swinging. It was her “eureka” second, realizing the thought of a married couple turning into wife-swappers was excellent novel fodder.
“It had the potential for a lot. Intercourse, drama, love, jealousy. However I dug into it and realized it was one thing larger, so I needed to write down a sex-positive, feminist novel about this lady exploring her sexuality with out disgrace.”
One Friday night time the novelist’s protagonist, Georgina Wagman, decides to pop in on her husband at their shared legislation workplace. She discovers her supposedly loyal partner in a compromised place with a feminine colleague. After some preliminary harm, the pragmatic Georgina tries to repair her marriage by enlisting her husband (and all their buddies!) into exploring New York’s sex-club scene. The ensuing hijinks are described in hilarious element.
Not too specific, “The Life-style” really is a novel for the faint of coronary heart, in accordance with Hahn.
Hahn, now primarily based in LA, was impressed whereas listening to a dialog about swinging at a Manhattan cocktail celebration.
“I’d say the guide is swinging for the lots,” she says. “All people ought to really feel comfy selecting it up, no matter their expertise with the life-style or their consolation with their very own sexuality.”
By the novel’s finish, the avidly feminist Georgina is such a fan of swinging she considers herself a “coitus crusader” or a “swinging suffragette.”
It’s an opinion Hahn holds, too, as by the top of “The Life-style” her characters are all higher off with their resolution to discover — whether or not this ends in stronger marriages for some and divorces for others.
“Swinging helped them develop as individuals, to discover a aspect of themselves they haven’t explored earlier than. Whereas it might have modified their lives in several methods, it was all for the higher.”