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The Resource Bitter Orange

Bitter Orange

Label
Bitter Orange
Title
Bitter Orange
Statement of responsibility
Claire Fuller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An NPR Best Book of the YearA Most Anticipated Book at Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, Elle, BUST, HuffPost, NYLON, Southern Living, Parade, and more From the author of Our Endless Numbered Days and Swimming Lessons, Bitter Orange is a seductive psychological portrait, a keyhole into the dangers of longing and how far a woman might go to escape her past.From the attic of Lyntons, a dilapidated English country mansion, Frances Jellico sees them—Cara first: dark and beautiful, then Peter: striking and serious. The couple is spending the summer of 1969 in the rooms below hers while Frances is researching the architecture in the surrounding gardens. But she's distracted. Beneath a floorboard in her bathroom, she finds a peephole that gives her access to her neighbors' private lives. To Frances' surprise, Cara and Peter are keen to get to know her. It is the first occasion she has had anybody to call a friend, and before long they are spending every day together: eating lavish dinners, drinking bottle after bottle of wine, and smoking cigarettes until the ash piles up on the crumbling furniture. Frances is dazzled. But as the hot summer rolls lazily on, it becomes clear that not everything is right between Cara and Peter. The stories that Cara tells don't quite add up, and as Frances becomes increasingly entangled in the lives of the glamorous, hedonistic couple, the boundaries between truth and lies, right and wrong, begin to blur. Amid the decadence, a small crime brings on a bigger one: a crime so terrible that it will brand their lives forever
Summary
An architect spending the summer of 1969 in a dilapidated English country mansion discovers a peephole that allows her to observe the increasingly sinister private lives of her hedonist neighbors
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10732622
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fuller, Claire
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Bitter Orange
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781947793163
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Bitter Orange
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781947793163
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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