Carousel Court - Joe McGinniss

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Obviously, what makes it different from other books about young marital dysfunction is the backdrop of the housing debacle and the resulting fall-out. The wasteland of Carousel Court is surreal—an armed lunatic in a pup tent, marauding wolves, black vehicles circling like sharks. Phoebe’s disintegration into full-blown opiate addiction mirrors the physical disintegration of the cul-de-sac. McGinniss takes on some difficult contemporary issues—career expectations, pernicious banks, infidelity, and violence of many kinds. Even though, I found myself asking more than once, who ARE these people? Their plight was recognizable and deeply affecting.

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ISBN: 9781476791272
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 2nd, 2016

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ISBN: 9781476791296
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 18th, 2017

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