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Portrait in brownstone / Louis Auchincloss

By: Auchincloss, Louis
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1987Copyright date: ℗♭1962Edition: First McGraw-Hill paperback editionDescription: 320 pages ; 18 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0070024413 (pbk.) :Subject(s): Adventure NovelDDC classification: 813.54 LOC classification: PS3501.U25 | P67 1987Summary: Auchincloss' tale of a New York family dynasty opens with the suicide of Geraldine Brevoort, a woman whose pride and envy fed her alcoholism and kept her alone, and leads the listener through an odyssey, told in flashbacks by Geraldine's plain yet bright cousin, Ida, and Ida's husband, Derrick - also Geraldine's lover, unbeknownst to Ida - and other family members. What unfolds is the story of the intertwining lives of families from different ethnic and social backgrounds, and the misapprehensions that result when such families are brought together through love, marriage, and adultery.
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Auchincloss' tale of a New York family dynasty opens with the suicide of Geraldine Brevoort, a woman whose pride and envy fed her alcoholism and kept her alone, and leads the listener through an odyssey, told in flashbacks by Geraldine's plain yet bright cousin, Ida, and Ida's husband, Derrick - also Geraldine's lover, unbeknownst to Ida - and other family members. What unfolds is the story of the intertwining lives of families from different ethnic and social backgrounds, and the misapprehensions that result when such families are brought together through love, marriage, and adultery.

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