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|Breckenridge Public Library||DAY (Text)||33500012557328||Main||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 9780316556750
- ISBN: 0316556750
- Physical Description: 294 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First North American edition.
- Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
|Summary, etc.:|| A taut psychological tale of obsession and betrayal set over the course of a dinner party, THE PARTY tells the story of two married couples who, in a single evening, will come to question everything they thought they knew about each other, as the long-buried secret at the heart of their friendship comes to the surface, culminating in an explosive act of violence. -- amazon.com
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 July #1
Day's (Paradise City, 2015) latest is a character-driven study of a friendship and a marriage framed by a criminal investigation. The book opens with Martin being questioned by the police about an incident at a party weeks earlier. The party was thrown by Martin's best friend, Ben, and his elegant wife, Serena, and included friends, celebrities, and even an appearance by the prime minister. Flashbacks, to that night and to Martin and Ben's days at an elite boarding school, create a picture of their friendship and of Martin's strained and codependent marriage to Lucy, whose perspective is written through journal entries. Escaping his life of poverty by first winning a scholarship and then by ingratiating himself into Ben's wealthy family, Martin maintains the relationship through manipulation and deceit. Day's characters are complex and dark, and her exploration of the intersection of money, privilege, and power is timely without being preachy. Reading this effective mash-up of suspense and prep-school novel with deliberate and tantalizing reveals is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
Elizabeth Day grew up in Northern Ireland. She is an award-winning journalist and has written extensively for The Telegraph, The Times, the Guardian, the Observer, Vogue, Elle and the Evening Standard.
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