Carousel Court

Carousel Court

Book - 2016
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Nick and Phoebe Maguire, in search of a fresh start for themselves and their infant son, move cross-country to Southern California, arriving at the worst possible economic time. Instead of a beachside home, they find themselves broke, trapped, and increasingly desperate in the dark heart of foreclosure alley. Nick and Phoebe each devise their own plan to claw their way back into the middle class and beyond. Hatched under one roof, their two separate, secret agendas will inevitably collide. Carousel Court has the ambition of a serious literary work and the soul of a thriller, offering an unflinching portrait of modern marriage in a nation scarred by vanished jobs, abandoned homes, psychotropic cure-alls, infidelity via iPhone, and ruthless choices -- adapted from book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2016]
ISBN: 9781476791272
Branch Call Number: F MCG
Characteristics: 354 pages ; 24 cm


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Jan 24, 2017

Mixed feelings about this one. There is a mix of hardship - foreclosures, drug addiction, parenting differences. Throw in job security, affairs, and a push-pull to bring things back to a sense of what one wants out of life. The chapters are brief - sometimes one page. This helps to encapsulate and move from one thought to another without becoming monotonous.
Despite reluctance to give it more stars I did finish with a feeling of satisfaction.


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