Angels on Toast

Angels on Toast

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by Dawn Powell
     
 

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Everyone in Dawn Powell's New York satire Angels on Toast is on the make: Lou Donovan, the entrepeneur 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; T.V. Truesdale, the man with the

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Everyone in Dawn Powell's New York satire Angels on Toast is on the make: Lou Donovan, the entrepeneur 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; T.V. Truesdale, the man with the aristocratic manner, the fourteen-dollar suit, and the hyperactive eye for the main chance. A dizzyingly fast-paced and deliriously entertaining novel.

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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
Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883642402
Publisher:
Steerforth Press
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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