Seating Arrangements

Seating Arrangements

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The Van Meters have gathered at their family retreat on the island of Waskeke to celebrate the marriage of daughter Daphne to the impeccably appropriate Greyson Duff. The weekend is full of champagne, salt air and practiced bonhomie, but long-buried discontent and simmering lust stir beneath the surface.

Winn Van Meter, father of the bride, is not having a good time. Barred from the exclusive social club he’s been eyeing since birth, he’s also tormented by an… (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: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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


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