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About Schmidt

Begley, Louis

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ISBN 10: 0679450335 / ISBN 13: 9780679450337
Edité par Knopf, 1996
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Very Good Hardcover
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A bright, tight edition signed by the author on the half-title page. DJ is clipped; colorful w/lightest of rubbing & soil from handling. Text is firmly bound w/clean, crisp pages throughout. N° de réf. du libraire WS12841

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Titre : About Schmidt

Éditeur : Knopf

Date d'édition : 1996

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Type de livre : Book

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Synopsis :

As he tries to make his life habitable again--after the devastating loss of his wife--retired lawyer Albert Schmidt finds the possibility of regeneration in a new love the old "Schmidtie" would never have dreamt of. Set in the Hamptons and Mahnattan, and laced with black humor, About Schmidt casts a cold, pitiless eye on the eastern seaboard upper class, the last vestiges of once-ascendant WASPs, and the newcomers whose fortunes are rising.

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Albert Schmidt is a retired lawyer who misses his recently deceased wife, has an unhealthy diet, is a mild anti-Semite and owns a nice home in the Hamptons he feels compelled to offer to his daughter as a wedding present. Said daughter, Charlotte, is a yuppie in all the worst ways. She handles public relations for tobacco companies, doesn't want the house in the Hamptons, and is about to marry a buttoned-up Jewish lawyer. The conflict takes off from there in this finely told tale of retirement, inheritance, and death.

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Shaker Mill Books is the annex of The Bookloft in Great Barrington, MA, one of the only independent bookstores in the Berkshires for over 35 years. Located in West Stockbridge, MA, Shaker Mill Books houses nearly ten thousand rare, out-of-print and/or signed books. We specialize in Berskhire Books (many now out-of-print or otherwise unavailable), including local histories and biographies, as well as a large collection of books by nature writer Hal Borland.

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