Expensive People

Expensive People

eBook - 2009
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Set in the late 1960s, this first-person confession is narrated by Richard Everett, a precocious and obese boy who sees himself as a minor character in the alarming drama unfolding around him. Fascinated by yet alienated from his attractive, self-absorbed parents and the privileged world they inhabit, Richard incisively analyzes his own mismanaged childhood, his pretentious private schooling, his "successful-executive" father, and his elusive mother. In an act of defiance and desperation, eleven-year-old Richard strikes out in a way that presages the violence of ever-younger Americans in the turbulent decades to come.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, [2009], c2006
ISBN: 9780307495365
0307495361

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Lizzie52
Nov 06, 2014

Rarely has it taken me this long to read a book. From the first page to the last i was unable to summon any emotion toward any of the characters. The writing style in the form of a narrative was annoying and difficult to read. Do not recommend this book.

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