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Sudden Death
     

Sudden Death

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by Rita Mae Brown
 

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Outrageous, irrepressible and endlessly  entertaining, the bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle  and Bingo spins a behind-the-scenes tale of women's  professional tennis that dramtically intertwines  the heart-stopping excitement of competition and  the lingering heartache of intimate human

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Outrageous, irrepressible and endlessly  entertaining, the bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle  and Bingo spins a behind-the-scenes tale of women's  professional tennis that dramtically intertwines  the heart-stopping excitement of competition and  the lingering heartache of intimate human bonds.  Carmen Semanan loves three things passionalty:  tennis, money and professor Harriet Rawls. Just  twenty-four, Carmen is at her peak as one of the  world's top-seeded tennis champions, determined to win  the coveted Grand Slam. She is protected from  everything but the grueling demands of her sport by an  avericious agent and her devoted gusty Harriet.  All the odds are in her favor. But there are weeds  growing in her paradise patch. Carmen's vey latin  brother, Miguel, parlays her succes into a  financial house of cards with deals that include  smuggling, forgery, and fraud. Susan Reilly, Carmen's  archrival and former lover, leaks word of Carms's  relationship with Harriet to the press—and tennis's  best-kept secret is blown into a front-page  scandal. From the French Open to Wimbledon, jealousies,  ambitions and passions are set to explode. Now,  with everything she cherishes on the line, Carmen  must test the true depths of her feelings-both on  and off the court.

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"If you thought Nora  Ephron's Heartburn has cornered the  market on true hearbreak, thinly veiled, make room  for Sudden Death. . . .it not  only chops the stars of women's professional tennis  down to size; it tackles the whole pro tennis  establishment."—The Washington Post.
Elisabeth Jakab
''Sudden Death'' is a rather cluttered book in which the reader is never quite sure where the focus is supposed to be since the author, while she doesn't give everyone equal time, does incline to give them equal weight....The novel tends to read like the casebook of an anthropologist stranded in the midst of a disappointingly boring tribe. She does what she can, but there's just not that much to work with. -- New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553269307
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1984
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
912,750
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; the Sister Jane series; A Nose for Justice and Murder Unleashed; Rubyfruit Jungle; In Her Day; and Six of One, as well as several other novels. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia.

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Sudden Death 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put it down!