Less Than Angels: A Novel
Date: April 2020
Duration: 8 hours 14 minutes
A tale of a woman's romantic entanglements with two anthropologists-and the odd mating habits of humans-from the author of Jane and Prudence.
Catherine Oliphant writes for women's magazines and lives comfortably with anthropologist Tom Mallow-although she's starting to wonder if they'll ever get married. Then Tom drops his bombshell: He's leaving her for a nineteen-year-old student.
Though stunned by Tom's betrayal, Catherine quickly becomes fascinated by another anthropologist, Alaric Lydgate, a reclusive eccentric recently returned from Africa. As Catherine starts to weigh her options, she must figure out who she is and what she really wants.
With a lively cast of characters and a witty look at the insular world of academia, this novel from the much-loved author of Excellent Women and other modern classics is filled with poignant, playful observations about the traits that separate us from our anthropological forebears-far fewer than we may imagine.