The Object Of My Affection | Granta

  • Published: 03/07/2006
  • ISBN: 9781862079014
  • 130x20mm
  • 320 pages

The Object Of My Affection

Stephen McCauley

When twenty-six-year-old George Mullen is kicked out by his lover, Robert, he moves into the terminally disordered apartment of Nina Borowski and embarks on the most complicated friendship of his life. At first their relationship is as easy as their cosy television suppers and ballroom dancing classes, with Nina mulling over her psychology dissertation and George teaching kindergarten. Then Nina announces she’s pregnant by her boyfriend Howard. Howard wants marriage. Nina wants independence. And George will do almost anything for a little unqualified affection. But he’s not so sure about his new role as surrogate unwed father …

A sensitive and intense novel ... exploring issues of loyalty, sexuality and compatibility


A delight - packed with eccentric moments and wildly diverting characters that are somehow both larger than life and profoundly true


Clever insights, original wit and endearing sentiments make this a read to treasure

Time Out

The Author

Stephen McCauley, described by the New York Times as ‘the secret love child of Edith Wharton and Woody Allen’, is the author of The Object of My Affection, which was made into a film starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd, True Enough, The Easy Way Out, The Man of the House and Alternatives to Sex, all published by Granta Books. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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