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The Resource River under the road : a novel, Scott Spencer

River under the road : a novel, Scott Spencer

Label
River under the road : a novel
Title
River under the road
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Scott Spencer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thirteen parties over the course of two decades--an opium infused barbeque, a reception for a doomed presidential candidate, a fund-raiser for a blind child who speaks in tongues, a visit to one of New York's fabled sex clubs-brilliantly reveal the lives of two couples, one hoping to be admitted to the kingdom of Art, the other hoping for a small share of the American dream, both driven by forces of history they rarely perceive or acknowledge. Thaddeus Kaufman, the son of booksellers, and Grace Cornell, raised in a basement apartment she longs to escape, meet at a neighborhood art fair in Chicago. Soon after, they head to New York, aloft on the wings of young love. Jennings Stratton, the son of a caretaker, and Muriel Sanchez, the daughter of a cop, meet in a house he is refurbishing in New Mexico, and they, too, head for the big city. In a vast Hudson River estate, the lives of the two couples ultimately intertwine. Thaddeus has made it big in an unexpected way, setting off a chain reaction of envy among his friends and peers and forever changing the dynamic of his marriage with Grace, for whom success has been elusive, and art, once a source of solace, has become a font of bitterness. And Jennings, hoping to transcend his reputation as the local Casanova, a man suited only for menial tasks, has ventured into a cycle of theft and betrayal that threatens to destroy the fragile life of his family
Cataloging source
CaOAUW
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Spencer, Scott
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Couples
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Success
  • Married people
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
River under the road : a novel, Scott Spencer
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
366 p.
Isbn
9780062660053
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 252724
  • 854136
Label
River under the road : a novel, Scott Spencer
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
366 p.
Isbn
9780062660053
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 252724
  • 854136

Library Locations

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      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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