Desperate Characters

Desperate Characters

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by Paula Fox, Fox
     
 

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ISBN-10: 039331894X

ISBN-13: 9780393318944

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"A towering landmark of postwar Realism. . . . A sustained work of prose so lucid and fine it seems less written than carved." — David Foster Wallace

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"A towering landmark of postwar Realism. . . . A sustained work of prose so lucid and fine it seems less written than carved." — David Foster Wallace

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393318944
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Norton Paperback Fiction Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

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Desperate Characters 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sophie and Otto living in a childless, closely entwined -- loving yet passionless relationship are caught up in the New York City of the seventies. The flower children and hippies are receding into the colorful past while the age of gentrifciation emerges. Sophie in an act of kindness to an ugly stray cat, is bitten and the spectre of rabies begins to plague her. The fear of painful injections and the unwillingness to deal with the reality of her situation results in Sophie's depressive reassessment of her past life -- her failed relationships and the current state of her marriage. Otto is confronting the breakup with his long term business partner and is also driven to reevaluating the importance and true nature of intimacy and mutual dependency. The city with it's mixture of poverty and affluence -- side by side -- in the new era of slum resettlement is the backdrop for the lives of sometimes desperate people but all of them ever so human.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The introduction takes up the whole sample book. It's the author I want to sample not you.
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