This Vacant Paradise: A Novel

This Vacant Paradise: A Novel

by Victoria Patterson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582438054
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 01/10/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Victoria Patterson is the author of the story collection Drift, which was a finalist for the Commonwealth Club Award and the Story Prize. Her work has appeared in various publications and journals, including the Los Angeles Times, the Alaska Quarterly Review, and the Southern Review. She lives with her family in Southern California and teaches through the UCLA Writers Extension and as a Visiting Assistant Professor at UC Riverside.

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This Vacant Paradise 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Bookbets50 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I also disliked the book. I gave it two starts because it started out being interesting to me, but I did not finish it. The comparisons to Edith Wharton on the book's cover intrigued me, but these characters had very little to redeem them.
froxgirl on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Why am I so sorry that I disliked this book so intently? One of the blurbers wrote "Think of England", which I loved. The main character is a modern day Lily Bart but engenders absolutely no sympathy. Plus the other seems obsessed with excrement in a very strange and noticeable way. Plus every character is reprehensible. I read into the night thinking something good would come of this. I was wrong.
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