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Carpenter's Gothic

by Gaddis, William

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  • Hardcover
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Condition
Near Fine/Fine
ISBN 10
0233979328
ISBN 13
9780233979328
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London: Andre Deutsch, 1986. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. British First Edition, First Printing. Book has 2 star atamp remainder marks to bottom of page block. Dust jacket protected by removable Brodart cover..

Synopsis

This story of raging comedy and despair centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a Vietnam veteran. From their "carpenter gothic" rented house, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude, an evangelist mounting a grand crusade that conveniently suits a mining combine bidding to take over an ore strike on the site of Ude's African mission. At the still center of the breakneck action--revealed in Gaddis's inimitable virtuoso dialoge—is Paul's wife, Liz, and over it all looms the shadowy figure of McCandless, a geologist from whom Paul and Liz rent their house. As Paul mishandles the situation, his wife takes the geologist to her bed and a fire and aborted assassination occur; Ude issues a call to arms as harrowing as any Jeremiad--and Armageddon comes rapidly closer. Displaying Gaddis's inimitable virtuoso dialogue, and his startling treatments of violence and sexuality, Carpenter's Gothic "shows again that Gaddis is among the first rank of contemporary American writers" (Malcolm Bradbury, The Washington Post Book World ).

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Bookseller
Ash Grove Heirloom Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
003707
Title
Carpenter's Gothic
Author
Gaddis, William
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Edition
British First Edition, First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0233979328
ISBN 13
9780233979328
Publisher
Andre Deutsch
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1986
Keywords
AMERICAN FICTION (FICTIONAL WORKS BY Collectible

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