Angels on Toast

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Everyone in Angels on Toast is on the make: Lou Donovan, the entrepreneur who ricochets frantically between his well-connected current wife, his disreputable ex, and his dangerously greedy mistress; Trina Kameray, the exotic adventuress whose job title is as phony as her accent; and Truesdale, the man with the aristocratic manner, the $14 suit and the hyperactive eye for the main chance.
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Overview

Everyone in Angels on Toast is on the make: Lou Donovan, the entrepreneur who ricochets frantically between his well-connected current wife, his disreputable ex, and his dangerously greedy mistress; Trina Kameray, the exotic adventuress whose job title is as phony as her accent; and Truesdale, the man with the aristocratic manner, the $14 suit and the hyperactive eye for the main chance.
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"For decades Dawn Powell was always just on the verge of ceasing to be a cult and becoming a major religion." -- Gore Vidal
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Originally published in 1940, 1942, and 1954, respectively, this trio were reprinted by Vintage (Classic Returns, LJ 5/1/90) and the now defunct Yarrow Press (Classic Returns, LJ 4/15/91) in the early 1990s, when Powell experienced a bit of a resurgence only to disappear again. Like many of her works, these satirize New York's pseudointellectual elite. Powell is one of American literature's most lethal wits -- she could hold her own against Dorothy Parker any time -- and should be in all library collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883642402
  • Publisher: Steerforth Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 962,467
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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    Wit served ice cold

    A literary gem

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