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Spoiled: Storiesby Caitlin Macy
Synopses & Reviews
Caitlin Macy’s debut novel The Fundamentals of Play was heralded as a Gatsbyesque examination of love and class in Manhattan. Now, in her sophisticated and provocative story collection Spoiled, Macy turns her unsparing eye on affluent and educated women who nevertheless struggle to keep their footing in their relationships and life.
In “Annabel’s Mother,” a young woman does a good deed for her nanny, only to have it go horribly wrong. “Bait and Switch” chronicles a lifelong rivalry between two sisters. A self-made woman struggles to gain the upper hand with her comically self-assured cleaning woman in “The Red Coat.” And in “Taroudant,” a newly married woman desperate for authentic experience makes a rash decision to leave the grounds of her Moroccan luxury hotel.
Macy’s voice is as straightforward as it is original in these stories, and her characters deftly nuanced. Full of surprising, sometimes shocking insights and simmering with outrage, compassion, and humor, Spoiled is a remarkable collection from a boldly talented writer.
A sophisticated and provocative collection of stories examines women in their thirties, educated and successful, who nevertheless struggle to keep their footing in lives their mothers never prepared them for, featuring Annabel's Mother, The Red Coat, and Taroudant.
BONUS: This edition contains a Spoiled discussion guide.
A young woman does a good deed for her nanny, only to have it go horribly wrong. A newly married woman struggles togain the upper hand with her self-assured cleaning woman. An anxious woman desperate for an authentic experience makes a rash decision to leave the grounds of her Moroccan luxury hotel. In this sophisticated andprovocative story collection, acclaimed author Caitlin Macy turns her unsparing eye on well-heeled thirtysomething women who, despite their education and affluence, struggle to keep their footing in their relationshipswith their friends, spouses, and children--not to mention their help. Full of surprising, sometimes shocking insights and brimming with outrage and compassion, Spoiled is a remarkable collection from a boldlytalented writer.
Table of Contents
Christie — Bait and switch — The secret vote — Annabel's mother — Spoiled — Eden's gate — The red coat — Bad ghost — Taroudant.
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