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The stake in the game.

Author: Evelyn Berckman
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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In between period entertainments, Evelyn Berckman writes a kind of interpersonal suspense story where destruction is accomplished without violence. Some are better than others. (This is one of the others since her main thesis -- a variant of the "Oh what a tangled web": once having lied, one is "tethered" to the stake) -- is never quite clinched. Heather, hesitant Heather, dismissed and excluded by her husband,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn Berckman
ISBN: 0385052855 9780385052856
OCLC Number: 584035
Description: 206 pages 22 cm

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In between period entertainments, Evelyn Berckman writes a kind of interpersonal suspense story where destruction is accomplished without violence. Some are better than others. (This is one of the others since her main thesis -- a variant of the "Oh what a tangled web": once having lied, one is "tethered" to the stake) -- is never quite clinched. Heather, hesitant Heather, dismissed and excluded by her husband, first lies to cover for her sister's adultery. From then on she is in and out of another kind of mess involving her son and her au pair girl and there are successive revelations and reverses. More womanly than feminine but managing a certain insight to spoonfeed the story. (Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 1972).

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