The Resource Mrs. : a novel, Caitlin Macy

Mrs. : a novel, Caitlin Macy

Label
Mrs. : a novel
Title
Mrs.
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Caitlin Macy
Title variation
Missus
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the well-heeled milieu of New York's Upper East Side, coolly elegant Philippa Lye is the woman no one can stop talking about. Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city. And although her wealth and connections put her in the center of this world, she refuses to conform to its gossip-fueled culture. Then, into her precariously balanced life, come two women: Gwen Hogan, a childhood acquaintance who uncovers an explosive secret about Philippa's single days, and Minnie Curtis, a newcomer whose vast fortune and frank revelations about a penurious upbringing in Spanish Harlem put everyone on alert. When Gwen's husband, a heavy-drinking, obsessive prosecutor in the US Attorney's Office, stumbles over the connection between Philippa's past and the criminal investigation he is pursuing at all costs, this insulated society is forced to confront the rot at its core and the price it has paid to survive into the new millennium. Macy has written a modern-day House of Mirth, not for the age of railroads and steel but of hedge funds and overnight fortunes, of scorched-earth successes and abiding moral failures. A brilliant portrait of love, betrayal, fate and chance, Mrs. marries razor-sharp social critique and page-turning propulsion into an unforgettable tapestry of the way we live in the twenty-first century."--Publisher's description
Summary
Successfully navigating the gossip-fueled culture of New York's Upper East Side, the wife of a powerful banker finds her carefully cultivated life thrown into chaos by an explosive revelation that connects her to a heavy-drinking prosecutor's criminal investigation
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619950
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macy, Caitlin
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Upper class
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Mrs. : a novel, Caitlin Macy
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
ocn999356873
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9780316434157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)999356873
Label
Mrs. : a novel, Caitlin Macy
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
ocn999356873
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9780316434157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)999356873

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