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Winner of the National Book Award : A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather
Winner of the National Book Award A Novel of Fame Honor and Really Bad Weather Author:Jincy Willett Set in Rhode Island, Winner of the National Book Award tells the story of twins who could not be more different. Abigail Mather is a woman of passionate sensual and sexual appetites, while her sister, the book loving local librarian Dorcas, lives a quiet life of the mind. But when the sisters are sought out by the predatory and famous poe... more »t, Guy DeVilbiss, who introduces them to Hollywood hack writer and possible psychopath Conrad Lowe, they rapidly become pawns in a game that leads to betrayal, shame and ultimately, murder.
Darkly comic and satirical, Jincy Willett's Winner of the National Book Award is unnervingly funny and disarmingly tender whether she is writing about sex, literary delusion or Yankee pretension.« less
One of the funniest books I've read in quite a while! A book about sisterhood without the pretentions or the sappy emotions. The main character is blunt, honest and rational; she makes hilarious commentary about her sister's illicit behaviour and affairs, even though she still does what she can to help. This book also has one of the best "casts" of supporting characters. A very funny, intelligent book.