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The Resource The vixen : a novel, Francine Prose

The vixen : a novel, Francine Prose

Label
The vixen : a novel
Title
The vixen
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Francine Prose
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 1953, and Simon Putnam, a recent Harvard graduate newly hired by a distinguished New York publishing firm, has entered a glittering world of three-martini lunches, exclusive literary parties, and old-money aristocrats in exquisitely tailored suits, a far cry from his loving, middle-class Jewish family in Coney Island. But Simon's first assignment--editing The Vixen, the Patriot and the Fanatic, a lurid bodice-ripper improbably based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, a potboiler intended to shore up the firm's failing finances--makes him question the cost of admission. Because Simon has a secret that, at the height of the Red Scare and the McCarthy hearings, he cannot reveal: his beloved mother was a childhood friend of Ethel Rosenberg's. His parents mourn Ethel's death. Simon's dilemma grows thornier when he meets The Vixen's author, the startlingly beautiful, reckless, seductive Anya Partridge, ensconced in her opium-scented boudoir in a luxury Hudson River mental asylum. As mysteries deepen, as the confluence of sex, money, politics and power spirals out of Simon's control, he must face what he's lost by exchanging the loving safety of his middle-class Jewish parents' Coney Island apartment for the witty, whiskey-soaked orbit of his charismatic boss, the legendary Warren Landry. Gradually Simon realizes that the people around him are not what they seem, that everyone is keeping secrets, that ordinary events may conceal a diabolical plot--and that these crises may steer him toward a brighter future
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10958136
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prose, Francine
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Book editors
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Women novelists
  • Family secrets
  • Jews
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Label
The vixen : a novel, Francine Prose
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780063012141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
FCDL copy purchased through the B'Nai Israel Endowment Fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1256814783
  • 3454841
Label
The vixen : a novel, Francine Prose
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780063012141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
FCDL copy purchased through the B'Nai Israel Endowment Fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1256814783
  • 3454841

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