Poison: A Novel by Susan Fromberg SchaefferPoison: A Novel by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

Poison: A Novel

bySusan Fromberg Schaeffer

Paperback | April 24, 2007

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The death of flamboyant writer and womanizer Peter Grosvenor sets in motion a series of spiraling events surrounding his legacy and his estate. His bitter third wife, his two children, his sister, his friends, and his would-be biographers are drawn into a maelstrom of intense memories and painful encounters as each of the major players in Peter's life seeks to appropriate Peter's estate for his or her own purposes. As a complex story of passion, jealousy, and loss unfolds, the figures that had once blossomed in Peter's presence spin off into their own orbits and turn against one another without the anchor of his charismatic presence. Ultimately, the tragedy and scandal that marred his life cannot be ended even by his death. Susan Fromberg Schaeffer writes with exquisite flavor and measure; character, history, and relationships build into a large, minutely detailed canvas and remind us why she is a master of the epic novel. Reading group guide included.
Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (1940 - 2011) was a Professor of English and author of fourteen novels, six poetry collections, and other works.
Title:Poison: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 8.35 × 5.6 × 1.35 inPublished:April 24, 2007Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393329798

ISBN - 13:9780393329797

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Utterly fascinating fiction....a novel in which nearly everything happens in terms of the range of human behavior and emotions....[Schaeffer] deftly takes us in and out of the minds of all her characters, exposing their vulnerabilities, neuroses, psychoses, fears, anxieties, agendas. — Chicago Tribune