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Cover of: Poison | Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
About the Book

A tour de force about marriage, deceit, and envy, "rich in fairy tale imagery and in vivid metaphors" (Publishers Weekly).
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.

Classifications

Dewey 813/.54

4 editions First published in 2006

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2006, W. W. Norton
Poison
in English - 1st ed.
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2006, W. W. Norton & Co.
Poison
in English - 1st ed.
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April 24, 2006, W. W. Norton
Poison
in English
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May 29, 2007, W. W. Norton
Poison
Paperback in English - Reprint edition

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