After Claude (New York Review Books Classics)

After Claude (New York Review Books Classics)

Iris Owens


Harriet is leaving her boyfriend Claude, “the French rat.” That at the very least is how Harriet sees issues, no matter if it’s Claude who has simply requested Harriet to go away his Greenwich Village condo. good, a method or one other she has no purpose of leaving. on the contrary, she's going to remain and special revenge—or might have if Claude had now not had her unceremoniously evicted. nonetheless, even though moved out, Harriet isn't approximately to maneuver on. no longer in any respect. Girlfriends circle round to patronize and propose, yet Harriet basically takes offense, and it’s effortless to appreciate why. simply because mad and maddening as she might be, Harriet sees previous the well mannered platitudes that everybody else is content material to spout and reside by way of. She is an unblinkered, unbuttoned, unrelenting, and especially bitingly humorous prophetess of all that's incorrect with women’s lives and hearts—until, in a shock twist, she reveals a savior in a gloomy room on the Chelsea lodge.

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