Sudden Death

Sudden Death

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by Rita Mae Brown
     
 

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Outrageous and endlessly entertaining, the bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle spins a behind-the-scenes tale of women's professional tennis that intertwines the excitement of competition and the lingering heartache of intimate human bonds. Carmen Semanan loves three things passionately: tennis, money and Professor Harriet Rawls. Just twenty-four, CarmenSee more details below

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Outrageous and endlessly entertaining, the bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle spins a behind-the-scenes tale of women's professional tennis that intertwines the excitement of competition and the lingering heartache of intimate human bonds. Carmen Semanan loves three things passionately: 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 avaricious agent and her devoted gusty Harriet. All the odds are in her favor. But there are weeds growing in her paradise patch. Carmen's brother, Miguel, parlays her success 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 Carmen'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.

"If you thought Nora Ephron's Heartburn has cornered the market on true heartbreak, 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.

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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
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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780553240306
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/1984
Pages:
256

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