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Book Information: Turn, Magic Wheel

Turn, Magic Wheel (1936) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Dennis Orphen, in writing a novel, has stolen the life story of his friend, Effie Callingham, the former wife of a famous, Hemingway-like novelist, Andrew Callingham. Orphen's betrayal is not the only one, nor the worst one, in this hilarious satire of the New York literary scene. Powell takes revenge here on all publishers and her buffoonish MacTweed is a comic invention worthy of Dickens. And as always in Powell's New York novels, the city itself becomes a central character: "On the glittering black pavement legs hurried by with umbrella tops, taxis skidded along the curb, their wheels swishing through the puddles, raindrops bounced like dice in the gutter." Powell's famous wit was never sharper than here, but Turn, Magic Wheel is also one of the most poignant and heart-wrenching of her novels.

Original title: Turn, Magic Wheel
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Dawn Powell: Novels 1930-1942 (2001) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Dawn Powell

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