Cassandra at the Wedding (New York Review Books Classics)

Cassandra at the Wedding (New York Review Books Classics)

Dorothy Baker


Cassandra Edwards is a graduate scholar at Berkeley: homosexual, awesome, nerve-racked, depressing. firstly of this novel, she drives again to her relations ranch within the foothills of the Sierras to wait the marriage of her exact dual, Judith, to a pleasant younger physician from Connecticut. Cassandra, notwithstanding, is hell-bent on sabotaging the wedding.
 
Dorothy Baker’s entrancing tragicomic novella follows an unpredictable process occasions during which her heroine seems to be variously as conniving, self-aware, pitiful, frenzied, absurd, and heartbroken—at as soon as totally most unlikely and vastly sympathetic. As she struggles to return to phrases with the one existence she has, Cassandra reckons together with her complex emotions concerning the sister who she feels owes it to her to be her adjust ego; together with her father, a brandy-soaked retired professor of philosophy; and with the ghost of her useless mother.
 
First released in 1962, Cassandra on the Wedding is a publication of tolerating freshness, perception, and verve. just like the fiction of Jeffrey Eugenides and Jhumpa Lahiri, it's the paintings of a grasp stylist with a profound figuring out of the complexities of the center and brain.

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