Carpenter's Gothic

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Product Number: DD38085
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541414341
Narrator/s: Nick Sullivan
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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 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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Carpenter's Gothic
Product Number: BX00072205
Product Number:Z100136992
Product Number:DD38085

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Author(s): William Gaddis
Narrator(s): Nick Sullivan
Product Number Z100136992
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541494343

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