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Elements of Style

by Wendy Wasserstein

ISBN 1400076870 / 9781400076871 / 1-4000-7687-0
Publisher Vintage Books
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Elements of Style, the Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright Wendy Wassersteins first novel, is a scathing comedy about New York's high society facing the post9/11 world. Francesca Weissman, an Upper East Side pediatrician rated number one by Manhattan magazine, floats on the fringes of the upper strata of privilege and aspiration. Through her bemused eyes we meet the thoroughbred socialite Samantha Acton; relentless social climber Judy Tremont; Barry Santorini, an Oscar-winning moviemaker accustomed to having his way; his supermarket heiress wife, Clarice; and more, tossed together in a frothy stew of outrageous conspicuous consumption and adulterous affairs that play out on Page Six. But when Wassersteins madcap tour of the social lives and mores of twenty-first-century Manhattan veers into tragedy, we finally see the true cost of her characters choices, and the beating heart of this dazzling novel. [via]