The Misery Artist

TITLE: FOR LOVE

AUTHOR: SUE MILLER

PUBLISHER: HARPERCOLLINS; 301 PAGES; $23

THE BOTTOM LINE: A dolorous bedroom farce that could be titled Whimpers of a Summer Night.

Pick a page, any page. Here's 283: "She is tired, she is in pain. There is just a jumble, finally. The sense of false understanding, of confusion and vulnerability at the core; all of it driven by the steady and growing pain from her tooth." Or page 89: "She remembered those two months . . . as being among the most miserable of her life." Or page 31: ". . . she feels a...

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