Alex & Zee
- List Price: $13.50
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Harpercollins Canada
- Publish date: 03/01/1998
- ISBN: 9780006481942
- ISBN10: 0006481949
"...witty and pointedly observant in the face of pain and absurdity..". -- Newsday
"...crisp, edgy, wincingly real. This is an exciting new talent". -- Books in Canada
"Strubes...mordant punchlines and equally sharp assessments of urban life on the edge of normal make this familiar story a compulsive read". -- The Globe and Mail
"Strubes's assured prose creates a teeming, ordinary world that is utterly fascinating". -- The Daily News (Halifax)
Nominated for the 1995 Smithbooks/Books in Canada First Novel award and the recipient of widespread critical acclaim, Alex & Zee is the latest reissue of Cordelia Strube's wickedly astute novels on contemporary relationships.
The story of Zee, an aimless ex-lawyer who has turned his inability to make a decision into a fine art, and his wife Alex, a practical and hard-working social worker who feels her biological clock ticking loudly, Alex & Zee reverberates with the emotional crises of the urban adult. An offbeat portrait of acute observation on city life and life forms, and grimly hilarious at every turn, this is a terrific debut novel from a writer with a fresh and funny perspective.