By Dorothy Baker
Cassandra Edwards is a graduate pupil at Berkeley: homosexual, superb, nerve-racked, depressing. at the start of this novel, she drives again to her kin ranch within the foothills of the Sierras to wait the marriage of her exact dual, Judith, to a pleasant younger health care provider from Connecticut. Cassandra, notwithstanding, is hell-bent on sabotaging the wedding.
Dorothy Baker’s entrancing tragicomic novella follows an unpredictable process occasions during which her heroine appears to be like variously as conniving, self-aware, pitiful, frenzied, absurd, and heartbroken—at as soon as totally most unlikely and significantly sympathetic. As she struggles to come back to phrases with the single existence she has, Cassandra reckons along with her complex emotions concerning the sister who she feels owes it to her to be her regulate ego; together with her father, a brandy-soaked retired professor of philosophy; and with the ghost of her lifeless mother.
First released in 1962, Cassandra on the Wedding is a e-book of putting up with freshness, perception, and verve. just like the fiction of Jeffrey Eugenides and Jhumpa Lahiri, it's the paintings of a grasp stylist with a profound knowing of the complexities of the guts and brain.
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