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Desperate Characters

Desperate Characters

Author(s): Paula Fox

Location(s): Brooklyn

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): early 21st century

A Great American Novel – from the author of ‘Borrowed Finery’.

Otto and Sophie Bentwood live childless in a renovated Brooklyn brownstone. The complete works of Goethe line their bookshelf, their stainless steel kitchen is newly installed, and their Mercedes is parked outside. After Sophie is bitten on the hand while trying to feed a half-starved neighbourhood cat, a series of small and ominous disasters begin to plague their lives, revealing the faultlines and fractures in a marriage – and a society – wrenching itself apart.

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