Subtle BodiesLarge Print - 2014
When Douglas, the ringleader of a clique of self-styled wits of "superior sensibility" dies suddenly, his four remaining friends are summoned to his estate high in the Catskills to memorialize his life and mourn his passing. Responding to an obscure sense of emergency in the call, Ned, our hero, flies in from San Francisco pursued instantly by his furious wife, Nina: they're at a critical point in their attempt to get Nina pregnant, and she's ovulating! It is Nina who gives us a pointed, irreverent commentary as the friends begin to catch up with one another. She is not above poking fun at some of their past exploits and the things they held dear, and she's particularly hard on the departed Douglas, who she thinks undervalued her Ned. Ned is trying manfully to discern what it was that made this clutch of souls his friends to begin with -- and to guess at what will come next.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine :, Center Point Large Print,, 2014
Edition: Center Point Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT Rush 2014
Characteristics: 301 pages ; 23 cm