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On the eve of their trip to Africa, Laura Maldonada Clapper and her husband, Desmond, sit in a New York City hotel room, drinking scotch-and-sodas and awaiting the arrival of three friends: Clara Hansen, Laura's timid, brow-beaten daughter from a previous marriage; Carlos, Laura's flamboyant and charming brother; and Peter Rice, a melancholy editor whom Laura hasn't seen for over a year. But what begins as a bon voyage party soon parlays into a bitter, claustrophobic clash of family resentment. From the hotel room to the tony restaurant to which the five embark, Laura presides over the escalating innuendo and hostility with imperial cruelty, for she is hiding the knowledge that her mother, the family matriarch, has died of a heart attack that morning. A novel as intense as it is unerringly observed, is another revelation of the storyteller's art from the incomparable Paula Fox.

Synopsis:

"Chekhovian. . . . Every line of Fox's story, every gesture of her characters, is alive and surprising."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt,

About the Author

Paula Foxis the author of Desperate Characters, The Widow's Children, A Servant's Tale, The Western Coast, and Poor George, all available in Norton paperback. She lives in Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393319637
Introduction:
Barrett, Andrea
Author:
Barrett, Andrea
Introduction by:
Barrett, Andrea
Introduction:
Barrett, Andrea
Author:
Barrett, Andrea
Author:
Fox, Paula
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Hispanic americans
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series Volume:
GTR-7
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 0.7 in 0.5 lb

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