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Desperate Characters - by Paula Fox (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 192

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Author: Paula Fox

Language: English

Street Date: March 30, 2015
TCIN: 17253317
UPC: 9780393351101
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-9508

Description

Otto and Sophie Bentwood live in a changing neighborhood in Brooklyn. Their stainless-steel kitchen is newly installed, and their Mercedes is parked curbside. After Sophie is bitten on the hand while trying to feed a stray, perhaps rabies-infected cat, a series of small and ominous disasters begin to plague the Bentwoods' lives, revealing the fault lines and fractures in a marriage--and a society--wrenching itself apart.

First published in 1970 to wide acclaim, Desperate Characters stands as one of the most dazzling and rigorous examples of the storyteller's craft in postwar American literature -- a novel that, according to Irving Howe, ranks with "Billy Budd, The Great Gatsby, Miss Lonelyhearts, and Seize the Day."

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