After Claude (New York Review Books Classics)

After Claude (New York Review Books Classics)

Iris Owens


Harriet is leaving her boyfriend Claude, “the French rat.” That at the least is how Harriet sees issues, whether it’s Claude who has simply requested Harriet to go away his Greenwich Village condominium. good, a method or one other she has no goal of leaving. on the contrary, she's going to remain and precise revenge—or could have if Claude had now not had her unceremoniously evicted. nonetheless, although moved out, Harriet isn't really approximately to maneuver on. now not whatsoever. Girlfriends circle round to patronize and propose, yet Harriet purely takes offense, and it’s effortless to appreciate why. simply because mad and maddening as she should be, Harriet sees prior the well mannered platitudes that everybody else is content material to spout and stay by means of. She is an unblinkered, unbuttoned, unrelenting, and peculiarly bitingly humorous prophetess of all that's fallacious with women’s lives and hearts—until, in a shock twist, she unearths a savior in a gloomy room on the Chelsea lodge.

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