The Affairs of Others

The Affairs of Others

Book - 2014
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In the five years since her young husband's death, Celia Cassill has retreated from view. She has moved from one New York neighbourhood to another but she has not moved on. The owner of a small apartment building, she has chosen tenants who will not intrude upon her grief. Privacy is the byword; self-containment the aim. Everything will change when a new tenant, Hope, moves in upstairs. Intoxicating and dangerous, Hope is on the run from a failed marriage and in thrall to a seductive, sinister man. As her noisy affair destroys the building's quiet, and another tenant disappears, Celia is forced into contact with life complicated, messy, irrepressible life through violence, sex, and the secrets that lurk within the brownstone's walls.
Publisher: London :, Weidenfeld & Nicolson,, 2014.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 291 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm.

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islandqueen47
Dec 20, 2013

This book does drag on.
I also keep thinking while reading that this is written by an older European woman who has very formal english as a second language. Or at least the character is conveyed that way.

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maven
Oct 20, 2013

Rather overdone writing style made me lose interest rather quickly. Keep it simple and get to the point already.

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