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Desperate Characters - Fox, Paula, and Franzen, Jonathan (Introduction by)
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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 ...

Desperate Characters 2015, W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN-13: 9780393351101

Trade paperback

Desperate Characters 2003, Flamingo, London

ISBN-13: 9780007150380

Mass-market paperback

Desperate Characters 1999, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393318944

Trade paperback