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Two Against One
Two Against One
Author: Frederick Barthelme
ISBN-13: 9780020304456
ISBN-10: 0020304455
Publication Date: 8/1989
Pages: 264
Edition: 1st Collier Books ed
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Publisher: Collier Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Frederick Barthelme's most powerful novel to date, Two Against One is the portrait of a marriage gone askew. On Edward's fortieth birthday, his estranged wife, Elise, appears unannounced at the door, triggering a series of events that will involve the couple in a bizarre triangle and lay open thte workings of a fifteen-year marriage. Set against the suburban new South that Barthelme has made peculiarly his own, Two Against One is a wry, revealing comedy about the nature of modern love, divorce, and reconciliation, by a mster storyteller who has "shown us the chaos of life, and from it, lifted an order we've not seen before" (San Francisco Chronicle).