This Vacant Paradise: A Novel

This Vacant Paradise: A Novel

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Story Prize and California Book Award finalist Victoria Patterson revisits Newport Beach in This Vacant Paradise, examining the intersections of economics, class, race, sex, and family expectations during the mid-1990s. Esther lives with her grandmother, a virulent matriarch who controls her family through her wealth. Esther knows that an advantageous marriage replete with social standing, familial and peer approval, and financial rewards will alleviate her struggles.… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Counterpoint (March 10, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 298 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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