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Book Information: Widow's Children, the

Widow's Children, the (1976) [Novel]
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On the eve of their trip to Africa, Laura Maldonada Clapper and her husband, Desmond, sit in a New York City hotel room, drinking scotch-and-sodas and awaiting the arrival of three guests: Clara Hansen, Laura's timid daughter from a previous marriage; Carlos, Laura's flamboyant brother; and Peter Rice, a melancholy editor whom Laura hasn't seen for over a year. But what begins as a bon voyage party soon parlays into a bitter, claustrophobic clash of family resentment. From the hotel room to the tony restaurant to which the five embark, Laura presides over the escalating innuendo and hostility with imperial cruelty, for she is hiding the knowledge that her mother, the family matriarch, has died of a heart attack that morning.

Original title: The Widow's Children
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTies That Bind

Edition #1: Widow's Children, the

Widow's Children, the (1976)
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Language: English

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Widow's Children, the (1976)


ISBN: 0393319636

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