Shelter in Place

David Leavitt (Author)
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'Very funny and unexpected, a material response to our times, plush as velvet' Rachel Cusk

'A wickedly funny and emotionally expansive novel' Jenny Offill

It is the Saturday after the 2016 presidential election, and in a plush weekend house in Connecticut, a group of New Yorkers has gathered to recover from what they consider the greatest political catastrophe of their lives. Liberal and like-minded, the friends have come to the countryside in the hope of restoring the bubble in which they have grown used to living.

Moving through her days accompanied by a carefully curated salon, Eva Lindquist is a generous hostess with an obsession for decorating. Yet when, in her avidity to secure shelter for herself, she persuades her husband to buy a grand if dilapidated apartment in Venice, she unwittingly sets off the chain of events that will propel him to venture outside the bubble and embark on an unexpected love affair.

A slyly comic look at the shelter industry, Shelter in Place is a novel about house and home, furniture and rooms, safety and freedom and the insidious ways in which political upheaval can undermine even the most seemingly impregnable foundations.

Product Details

Price
£18.98  £17.65
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date
12 November 2020
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9781408846117
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