Desperate Characters

Paula Fox (Author) Jonathan Franzen (Introduction by)
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Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
March 30, 2015
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.6 X 8.1 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393351101
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About the Author

Paula Fox (1923--2017) was the author of Desperate Characters, The Widow's Children, A Servant's Tale, The God of Nightmares, Poor George, The Western Coast, and Borrowed Finery: A Memoir, among other books.
Jonathan Franzen is the author of five novels, including The Corrections, Freedom, and Purity, and five works of nonfiction, most recently Farther Away and The End of the End of the Earth, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.

Reviews

Absorbing, elegant.--Charles Winecoff
Packed with lucid insights.--Isabella Biedenharn
This perfect novel about pain is as clear, and as wholly believable, and as healing, as a fever dream.--Frederick Busch
Fox dissects a marriage and a social class with the sharpest of knives, cannily undermining not only one couple's false pieties and deceptive comforts but our own as well.--Marisa Silver
A masterwork of economical prose...Remarkable...[O]ne can only wonder who is more fatally deluded--the desperate characters of the Bentwoods' era or the hyperconfident ones of our own.--Andrew O'Hehir