Desperate Characters
  • Desperate Characters
  • Desperate Characters
  • Desperate Characters
ISBN: 0393351106
EAN13: 9780393351101
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 30, 2015
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 8.2" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Otto and Sophie Bentwood live in a changing neighborhood in Brooklyn. Their stainless-steel kitchen is newly installed, and their Mercedes is parked curbside. After Sophie is bitten on the hand while trying to feed a stray, perhaps rabies-infected cat, a series of small and ominous disasters begin to plague the Bentwoods' lives, revealing the fault lines and fractures in a marriage--and a society--wrenching itself apart.

First published in 1970 to wide acclaim, Desperate Characters stands as one of the most dazzling and rigorous examples of the storyteller's craft in postwar American literature -- a novel that, according to Irving Howe, ranks with Billy Budd, The Great Gatsby, Miss Lonelyhearts, and Seize the Day.

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