As Good as Dead

As Good as Dead

eBook - 2015
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At the high-octane Iowa Writers' Workshop, small-town Charlotte is thrilled and confounded by her relationship with charismatic and sophisticated Esme: One moment, Esme appears to be Charlotte's most intimate friend; the next, her rival. After a tumultuous weekend, Charlotte's insecurities and her resentment toward Esm reach a fever pitch. Blindly, Charlotte strikes out n an act of betrayal that ultimately unleashes a cascade of calamities on her own head.Twenty years later, Charlotte is a successful novelist. A much-changed Esme appears, bringing the past that Charlotte grieved over, and believed buried, to the doorstep of Charlotte and her beloved husband. Charlotte finds herself both frightened and charmed. Though she yearns to redeem the old friendship and her transgression, she is wary and rightly so.As Good As Dead performs an exquisitely tuned psychological high-wire act as it explores the dangers that lie in wait when trust is poisoned by secrets and fears.
Publisher: [New York] : Bloomsbury USA, 2015
ISBN: 9781620402993
1620402998
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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athena14
Jul 12, 2015

Charlotte is so consumed by anxiety that I could not believe she was able to teach college students.

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