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Author: Irini Spanidou
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The setting is New York City in the 1970s -- a time and place of creativity, licentiousness, rebellion -- and unforeseen perils. At its center is Beatrice: twenty-five, mesmerizingly lovely and intelligent, at once conventional and different from everyone else, married to Ned, a talented but volatile painter whose obsession with her has turned to hatred. Beatrice is desired by everyone around her: by Faye, her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spanidou, Irini.
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New York : Knopf, 2007
(OCoLC)608021356
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Irini Spanidou
ISBN: 9780375413810 0375413812
OCLC Number: 84903068
Description: 211 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Irini Spanidou.
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The setting is New York City in the 1970s -- a time and place of creativity, licentiousness, rebellion -- and unforeseen perils. At its center is Beatrice: twenty-five, mesmerizingly lovely and intelligent, at once conventional and different from everyone else, married to Ned, a talented but volatile painter whose obsession with her has turned to hatred. Beatrice is desired by everyone around her: by Faye, her seductive, bawdy childhood friend; by Cyril, a lonely, charismatic Vietnam veteran; by Colin, an aspiring musician; by Simon, a cynical older man she meets at a bar; by Chris, a young heroin addict. And then there is Perkins, the oddly threatening man next door. A sliver of light from his apartment shines in on Beatrice, a light that in her darkest hours reminds her she is not alone.

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