Otto and Sophie Bentwood live childless in a renovated Brooklyn brownstone.
The complete works of Goethe line their bookshelf, their stainless steel kitchen is newly installed, and their Mercedes is parked outside.
After Sophie is bitten on the hand while trying to feed a half-starved neighbourhood cat, a series of small and ominous disasters begin to plague their lives, revealing the fault lines and fractures in a marriage – and a society – wrenching itself apart.
Uneasy in Brooklyn
I feel blessed to have discovered Paula Fox. Her Desperate Characters is one of those novels that, because of its clarity and compression, makes an almost physical impact on you. Instantly absorbed...Read more