Monica Szabo, a middle-aged, moderately successful painter, encounters B, a wealthy commodities broker who collects her work. B volunteers to be her muse, offering her everything that male artists have always had to produce great art: time, space, money, and sex. Passionate, provocative, and highly engaging, Spending displays Gordon's maverick feminism, her extraordinary wit, and her unique perspectives on art, money, men, sex -- and the desires of women.
Rebecca Radner San Francisco Chronicle Book Review Creamy, witty prose.
Susan Lowell The Plain Dealer By turns as subtle as Colette, as funny as a slapstick comedy, and as steamy as a bodice-ripper, Spending is Mary Gordon's most seriously entertaining novel yet.
Dan Cryer Newsday Gordon has created a believable artist....The book [has] a remarkable sensuousness...the bedroom scenes resound with the loveliness and mystery of the human form. Meals become vivid exercises in sense-enhancement.
Sandy Asirvatham Time Out New York [A] smart, seductive book...with an abundance of wit and charm.