Chilly Scenes of Winter

Chilly Scenes of Winter

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by Ann Beattie
     
 

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This is the story of a love-smitten Charles; his friend Sam, the Phi Beta Kappa and former coat salesman; and Charles' mother, who spends a lot of time in the bathtub feeling depressed.

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This is the story of a love-smitten Charles; his friend Sam, the Phi Beta Kappa and former coat salesman; and Charles' mother, who spends a lot of time in the bathtub feeling depressed.

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John Updike
"Chilly Scenes falls beautifully...(Beattie's) style builds around as a maze of familiar truth that nevertheless has something airy, eerie, and in the end lovely about it." -- The New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679732341
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Chilly Scenes of Winter 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first discovered this book after watching the Joan Micklin Silver film, 'Head Over Heels.' 28 years later, it still remains an astute paean to obsessive love. Even at 17, I completely identified with Charles' desperate attempts to win back his ex-lover, Laura. A poignant look at the 60s generation struggling with the ennuii of the mid-seventies. Now if only the movie would arrive on DVD, replete with writer/director commentary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago