Desperate Characters by Fox, Paula
Desperate Characters -- Paula Fox, Paperback
Paula Fox

Desperate Characters -- Paula Fox, Paperback

Otto and Sophie Bentwood live in a changing neighborhood in Brooklyn. Their stainless-steel kitchen is newly installed, and their Mercedes is parked curbside. After Sophie is bitten on the hand while trying to feed a stray, perhaps rabies-infected cat, a series of small and ominous disasters begin to plague the Bentwoods' lives, revealing the fault lines and fractures in a marriage--and a society--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.

Author: Paula Fox
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 03/30/2015
Pages: 192
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780393351101

Review Citation(s):
Entertainment Weekly 04/10/2015 pg. 66