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Desperate characters
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New York : W.W. Norton, 1999.
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Book
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xiv, 156 pages ; 21 cm.
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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 curbside. But after Sophie is bitten on the hand while trying to feed a half-starved neighborhood cat, a series of small and ominous disasters begin to plague their lives. The fault lines of their marriage are revealed -- echoing the fractures of society around them, slowly 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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English
ISBN:
039331894X, 9780393318944

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First published in 1970 to great acclaim, this novel 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" and "The Great Gatsby."
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APA Citation (style guide)

Fox, P. (1999). Desperate characters. New York: W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fox, Paula. 1999. Desperate Characters. New York: W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fox, Paula, Desperate Characters. New York: W.W. Norton, 1999.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Fox, Paula. Desperate Characters. New York: W.W. Norton, 1999. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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