Seating Arrangements (Paperback)
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Seating Arrangements (Paperback)

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Published: 09/05/2013
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The New York Times bestselling author of Great Circle


‘Joyously good’ DAILY MAIL



‘A ferociously clever comedy of manners’ GUARDIAN



‘A wise, sophisticated and funny novel about family, fidelity, class and crisis’ MARIE CLAIRE



‘A well-observed, hilarious, yet moving novel’ WOMAN & HOME



New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2012 Dylan Thomas Prize and 2012 L.A. Times First Novel Prize


The Van Meters have gathered at their family retreat on the New England island of Waskeke to celebrate the marriage of daughter Daphne to an impeccably appropriate young man. The weekend is full of lobster and champagne, salt air and practiced bonhomie, but long-buried discontent and simmering lust seep through the cracks in the revelry.


Winn Van Meter, father-of-the-bride, has spent his life following the rules of the east coast upper crust, but now, just shy of his sixtieth birthday, he must finally confront his failings, his desires, and his own humanity…



‘Maggie Shipstead is a hugely talented young writer – definitely one to watch’ GRAZIA



‘Distinctive and dazzling … The world has found a remarkable, humane new voice to explain us to ourselves’ Allison Pearson

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007467730
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Joyously good’ Daily Mail ‘A ferociously clever comedy of manners’ Guardian ‘Shipstead’s sophisticated and summery debut more than lives up to the hype’ Independent ‘Distinctive and dazzling … The world has found a remarkable, humane new voice to explain us to ourselves’ Allison Pearson, Telegraph ‘A wise, sophisticated and funny novel about family, fidelity, class and crisis’ Marie Claire

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“So Boring!”

I am sorry to say that sadly I couldn't get passed page 48 and I did try several times! I really could not get into this novel. The characters for me were flat and boring. There didn't seem to be a story at... More

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“Disappointing”

I found this book really difficult to read. The story line is not a page turner, i found my-self picking it up only to get bored after a few pages and put it down again. I felt it was a real shame, the book could have... More

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“Swimming with characters”

Only got up to page 109, just couldn't get into it, so many characters at the start it was hard to remember them all, not a book that I felt I couldn't put down. It was about a man Win, his wife Biddy,... More

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