(From the publisher):
Otto and Sophie Bentwood live childless in a renovated Brooklyn brownstone. The complete works of Goethe line their bookshelf, their stainless-steel kitchen is newly installed, and their Mercedes is parked curbside. After Sophie is bitten on the hand while trying to feed a half-starved neighborhood cat, a series of small and ominous disasters begin to plague their lives, revealing the fault lines and fractures in a marriage—and a society—wrenching itself apart.
Original title: Desperate Characters
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction