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The Home Front: Collected Stories by Margaret Craven
The Home Front: Collected Stories by Margaret Craven by Margaret Craven 039912568X 9780399125683
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The Home Front: Collected Stories by Margaret Craven by Margaret Craven

From the pages ofThe Forwardcomes celebrated author Anne Roiphes episodic and brilliant novel of a big-city mayor and the struggles that shape the fortunes of his city, the life of his family, and the condition of his soul. Mel Rosenberg is the mayor of a city uncannily similar to New York, which is being terrorized by a string of unusual attacks. Hundreds of ducks are found dead in the park; animals mysteriously die at the zoo; dozens of people are killed by poisoned food; all of the elevator operators in one building are murdered; and the mayor is kidnapped. In addition to handling the citys multiple crises, Mel must also contend with the pressures of his imperfect familya daughter-in-law who is a compulsive shoplifter; an ungrateful son obsessed with status; an insecure daughter with a troubled marriagenot to mention a sexy, aggressive newspaper reporter who aims desperately to be his mistress. On top of it all, he becomes entangled in a high-profile political scandal that could ambush his aspirations of being elected the first Jewish president of the United States. WithSecrets of the City, Anne Roiphe has delivered a fast-paced, engaging story written with humor, shrewd insight, and tenderness. Her characters explore issues that are as contemporary as they are timeless, and the plot has as many unexpected twists and turns as the West Village streets. This is an insiders peek at life in the fast lane in the most brilliant and brutal city in the world, with all its secrets laid bare.

Author: Margaret Craven

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 359

Publisher: Putnam Pub Group

Publication Date: 1981-03-01

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