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- DescriptionA sharply written, funny and heart-breaking debut about inheritance, influence, class and power. Who knew the rich deserved our pity? CeCe Somner, once kwn for her cruel wit as much as for her tremendous generosity, is w in opulent decline. Afflicted with a rare disease and touched by mortality for the first time, her gilded, bygone values collide with an unforgiving present. As her troubled, spoiled son George and his outsider wife, Iris, struggle to resolve mounting financial and familial troubles, CeCe must face the Somner dynasty's dark legacy; all three must learn what life beyond the long, shimmering shadow cast by the family's past may become. But when George's secrets culminate in an unexpected crime, riches can put things right for the unfortunate Somners. The Unfortunates is a rollicking, wide-ranging story of pharmaceutical drug trials and Wall Street corruption; of pride and prejudice; of paraia and office politics; of inheritance, influence, class and power. Hilarious and heartbreaking, Sophie McManus' debut is a meditation on love and a contemporary American tragedy of breathtaking scope.
- Author BiographySophie McManus grew up in New York City and attended Vassar College and Sarah Lawrence College's MFA program. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Saltonstall Foundation and the Jentel Foundation. Her work has appeared in American Short Fiction and Tin House, among other publications. She teaches writing in Brooklyn, New York. The Unfortunates is her first novel.
- Author(s)Sophie McManus
- Date of Publication04/06/2015
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight619 g
- Width158 mm
- Height242 mm
- Spine32 mm
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