Seating Arrangements

Seating Arrangements

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Maggie Shipstead’s Seating Arrangements is a stunning debut, an irresistible social satire that is also an unforgettable meditation on the persistence of hope, the yearning for connection, and the promise of enduring love.

Winn Van Meter is heading for his family’s retreat on the pristine New England island of Waskeke. Normally a haven of calm, for the next three days this sanctuary will be overrun by tipsy revelers as Winn prepares for the marriage of his daughter… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


For a first novel, Shipstead delivers a delight.

Ms. Shipstead’s first novel firmly tugs at Winn’s hanging threads, producing a sharp social satire.

Despite Shipstead’s flair for language and scene setting, her characters are worse than cartoonishly unlikable—they are, with the exception of Dominique, yawn-provokingly uninteresting.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Vintage (June 12, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Dylan Thomas Prize 2012 winner, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2012 winner


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