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The Resource Bitter orange, Claire Fuller

Bitter orange, Claire Fuller

Label
Bitter orange
Title
Bitter orange
Statement of responsibility
Claire Fuller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the attic of a dilapidated English country house, she sees them - Cara first: dark and beautiful, clinging to a marble fountain of Cupid, and Peter, an Apollo. It is 1969 and they are spending the summer in the rooms below hers while Frances writes a report on the follies in the garden for the absent American owner. But she is distracted. Beneath a floorboard in her bathroom, she discovers a peephole which gives her access to her neighbours' private lives. To Frances' surprise, Cara and Peter are keen to spend time with her. It is the first occasion that she has had anybody to call a friend, and before long they are spending every day together: eating lavish dinners, drinking bottle after bottle of wine, and smoking cigarettes till the ash piles up on the crumbling furniture. Frances is dazzled. But as the hot summer rolls lazily on, it becomes clear that not everything is right between Cara and Peter. The stories that Cara tells don't quite add up - and as Frances becomes increasingly entangled in the lives of the glamorous, hedonistic couple, the boundaries between truth and lies, right and wrong, begin to blur. Amid the decadence of that summer, a small crime brings on a bigger one: a crime so terrible that it will brand all their lives forever
Summary
An architect spending the summer of 1969 in a dilapidated English country mansion discovers a peephole that allows her to observe the increasingly sinister private lives of her hedonist neighbors
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732622
Cataloging source
APLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fuller, Claire
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neighbors
  • Friendship
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Crime
Target audience
adult
Label
Bitter orange, Claire Fuller
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063848369
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780241341834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020635516
Label
Bitter orange, Claire Fuller
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063848369
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780241341834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020635516

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