Kramer Versus Kramer Author:Avery Corman This captivating novel about a man who is deserted by his wife and left to care for his four-year old son is an absorbing twist on today's battle between the sexes. — Kramer versus Kramer is Ted Kramer versus Joanna Kramer, fatherhood versus motherhood, freedom versus responsibility, and finally petitioner versus respondent as the wife, in a bitt... more »er custody battle, tries to take the child she abandoned away from the husband she divorced.
It is also the story of a love affair of a kind- that of a father with his little boy. Ted Kramer, a man who is not certain at first if he even wanted a child, learns that he cannot live without him. And just as living with a small child can be alternately exhilarating, agonizing, frustrating, and comical, so does reading Kramer versus Kramer capture these moods.
Avery Corman captures, too, all that is amusing and touching- and true- about single parenthood: divorce, housekeepers, Fire Island group houses, singles' bars, grandparents, weekends in the playground, economic survival in the city, and the care and love of a small child.
Kramer versus Kramer offers a fresh insight into the other side of women's liberation. It is that kind of book which is at once engaging, intelligent, and real- delving as it does into the deepest paternal feelings of a man.« less