Cassandra at the wedding
Cassandra Edwards is a graduate student at Berkeley: gay, brilliant, nerve-wracked, miserable. At the beginning of this novel, she drives back to her family ranch in the foothills of the Sierras to attend the wedding of her identical twin, Judith, to a nice young doctor from Connecticut. Cassandra, however, is hell-bent on sabotaging the wedding.
Dorothy Baker's entrancing tragicomic novella follows an unpredictable course of events in which her heroine appears variously as conniving, self-aware, pitiful, frenzied, absurd, and heartbroken--at once utterly impossible and tremendously sympathetic. Cassandra reckons with her complicated feelings about the sister who she feels owes it to her to be her alter ego; with her father, a brandy-soaked retired professor of philosophy; and with the ghost of her dead mother, as she struggles to come to terms with the only life she has.
First published in 1962, Cassandra at the Wedding is a book of enduring freshness, insight, and verve. Like the fiction of Jeffrey Eugenides and Jhumpa Lahiri, it is the work of a master stylist with a profound understanding of the complexities of the heart and mind.
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|Grouping Title||cassandra at the wedding|
|Grouping Author||baker dorothy|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-23 22:50:43PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-01-23 23:51:46PM|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
Cassandra Edwards is a graduate student at Berkeley: gay, brilliant, nerve-racked, miserable. At the beginning of this novel, she drives back to her family ranch in the foothills of the Sierras to attend the wedding of her identical twin, Judith, to a nice young doctor from Connecticut. Cassandra, however, is hell-bent on sabotaging the wedding.
|isbn||9781590171127, 9781590176016, 9781590176122|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000235921|Book|Books||English|New York Review Books,|c2004.|241 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:863e49d1-99ce-405b-b395-91f227f16dc6|eBook|eBook||English|New York Review Books|2012||
|subject_facet||Lesbians -- Fiction, Mothers -- Death -- Fiction, Ranch life -- Fiction, Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction, Twins -- Fiction, Weddings -- Fiction, Women graduate students -- Fiction|
|title_display||Cassandra at the wedding|
|title_full||Cassandra at the Wedding, Cassandra at the wedding / Dorothy Baker ; afterword by Deborah Eisenberg|
|title_short||Cassandra at the wedding|
|topic_facet||Death, Fiction, Lesbians, Literature, Mothers, Ranch life, Sisters, Twins, Weddings, Women graduate students|