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CARPENTER'S GOTHIC. by  William Gaddis - First Edition - 1985 - from Waverley Books (SKU: 14661)

CARPENTER'S GOTHIC.

CARPENTER'S GOTHIC. by  William Gaddis - First Edition - 1985 - from Waverley Books (SKU: 14661)
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CARPENTER'S GOTHIC.

by Gaddis, William

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Fine
ISBN 10
0670697931
ISBN 13
9780670697939
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VIKING. NY 1985. Fine. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0670697931 . About fine in a close to fine dj. (A few tiny spots of foxing at edges of cloth. Couple tiny edge nicks in dj.) Author's THIRD book. (LRC) .

Synopsis

This story of raging comedy and despair centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a Vietnam veteran. From their "carpenter gothic" rented house, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude, an evangelist mounting a grand crusade that conveniently suits a mining combine bidding to take over an ore strike on the site of Ude's African mission. At the still center of the breakneck action--revealed in Gaddis's inimitable virtuoso dialoge—is Paul's wife, Liz, and over it all looms the shadowy figure of McCandless, a geologist from whom Paul and Liz rent their house. As Paul mishandles the situation, his wife takes the geologist to her bed and a fire and aborted assassination occur; Ude issues a call to arms as harrowing as any Jeremiad--and Armageddon comes rapidly closer. Displaying Gaddis's inimitable virtuoso dialogue, and his startling treatments of violence and sexuality, Carpenter's Gothic "shows again that Gaddis is among the first rank of contemporary American writers" (Malcolm Bradbury, The Washington Post Book World ).

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Bookseller
Waverley Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
14661
Title
CARPENTER'S GOTHIC.
Author
Gaddis, William
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0670697931
ISBN 13
9780670697939
Publisher
VIKING. NY 1985
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1985
Keywords
0670697931, Modern Fiction/william Gaddis/220

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