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Doting, Green, Henry

Doting

Authors: Green, Henry
Publisher: New York Review Books
BISAC/Subject: FIC045000, FIC019000, FIC052000
ISBN: 9781681371429, Related ISBNs: 1681371413, 1681371421, 9781681371412, 9781681371429
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 208
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Doting, the last of Henry Green’s novels, is, as its title would suggest, a story of aging and yearning in which a wife and a brash young woman run hilarious circles around a hapless hardworking civil servant suddenly seized by long dormant desire. Like its immediate predecessor Nothing, it stands out from the rest of his work in being composed almost entirely of dialogue, and in both books, Green’s fascination with the extravagance, ambiguity, absurdity, and unintentional implications and consequences of everyday human communication leads to scenes that are as grimly funny as they are deeply sad.

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