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Poison

by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

Poison by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2006
    608 pages
    Genre: Novels

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The death of flamboyant writer and womanizer Peter Grosvenor sets in motion a series of spiraling events surrounding his legacy and his estate. His bitter third wife, his two children, his sister, his friends, and his would-be biographers are drawn into a maelstrom of intense memories and painful encounters as each of the major players in Peter's life seeks to appropriate Peter's estate for his or her own purposes. As a complex story of passion, jealousy, and loss unfolds, the figures that had once blossomed in Peter's presence spin off into their own orbits and turn against one another without the anchor of his charismatic presence. Ultimately, the tragedy and scandal that marred his life cannot be ended even by his death.

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"..... adroit plotting and organization save the lengthy narrative from sprawl .....But the leisurely pace may discourage some readers, and the characterizations are uneven..." Library Journal.
"Skillfully written, but more obsessive than compulsive." - Kirkus.

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