Desperate Characters by Paula Fox [TRADE PAPERBACK] 1999 • W.W. Norton & Company

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Desperate Characters by Paula Fox with an introduction by Jonathan Franzen


Book is in excellent condition.  Like new with trace wear. 
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.