Three-Martini Lunch Symbols & Objects

Suzanne Rindell
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Miles’ Manuscript

The novel’s three main characters find themselves crossing paths in unexpected ways, linked by their literary aspirations and talents. What finally causes their lives to collide in the climax of the story is Miles’ manuscript, which Cliff steals and passes off as his own and Eden accidentally helps him publish. The chaos that comes out of this act of plagiarism threatens to unravel the romantic and professional lives of all three characters.

Alcohol and Drugs

The world that the author depicts is fueled by alcohol and drugs. Drinking and smoking marijuana stimulate creativity. These vices also bury insecurities and grief. In both respects, these substances are relied upon as vehicles of escape.

Publishing and Writing

The commercial world of publishing and the creative act of writing are at odds. The tension between art and business is symbolized by the contrast created between the ruthless...

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