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Seating Arrangements af Maggie Shipstead
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Seating Arrangements (original 2012; udgave 2012)

af Maggie Shipstead

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"Winn Van Meter is heading for his family's retreat on the pristine New England island of Waskeke. Normally a haven of calm, for the next three days this sanctuary will be overrun by tipsy revelers as Winn prepares for the marriage of his daughter Daphne to the affable young scion Greyson Duff. Winn's wife, Biddy, has planned the wedding with military precision, but arrangements are sideswept by a storm of salacious misbehavior and intractable lust: Daphne's sister, Livia, who has recently had her heart broken by Teddy Fenn, the son of her father's oldest rival, is an eager target for the seductive wiles of Greyson's best man; Winn, instead of reveling in his patriarchal duties, is tormented by his long-standing crush on Daphne's beguiling bridesmaid Agatha; and the bride and groom find themselves presiding over a spectacle of misplaced desire, marital infidelity, and monumental loss of faith in the rituals of American life"--Dust jacket.… (mere)
Medlem:javagal
Titel:Seating Arrangements
Forfattere:Maggie Shipstead
Info:Knopf (2012), Hardcover, 320 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:**1/2
Nøgleord:Wedding, Kindle

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Seating Arrangements af Maggie Shipstead (2012)

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    baystateRA: Boozy family dysfunction in the New England WASP summer home set.
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  emrsalgado | Jul 23, 2021 |
This was a very interesting book. It was a debut novel and a winner of awards for new fiction. The writing was terrific and that was the best part of it. On the surface the story would not have been one that I would normally see as ending up with my 4.5 star rating. Many of the ratings were lower and I think it had to do with the main character Winn Van Meter. The story revolves around the wedding of his 7 month pregnant daughter Daphne. It covers the 3 days leading up to the wedding which takes place on a fictional island off the New England coast. The characters are all upper class and they have all the requisite traits of the rich that we don't like. Winn is particularly unlikable and is the main character so I can see how this might put people off, but Shipstead does such a good job of getting into his head so that you really come to understand him. He and his youngest daughter Livia are the main characters and by getting into their heads and those of some of the minor characters, she does a good job of giving the book balance. There is a lot of humor and satire. It is always interesting to see how the rich live but also how trivial their concerns are in a world of climate change and covid-19. At 300 pages it is an excellent read. I will check out her other 2 novels. ( )
  nivramkoorb | Jul 15, 2021 |
adult fiction; human comedy of romantic escapades taking place over a weekend wedding on a New England island, filled with a delightful and lifelike cast, some of whom are definitely more WASPy than others. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
The action in this novel is underwhelming, the main character is a truly awful person (but not in an interesting way), and most of the other characters have no depth. I did, however, feel sorry for Biddy and both of her daughters. I wonder why Daphne's perspective is never shared since the story revolves around her wedding and she seemed like the only truly happy and well-adjusted person. I was able to get through this novel because I kept thinking something was about to happen-- a lesson will be learned, the characters will grow, or be damned, anything really . . . but the ending is just as dissatisfying as the beginning. Winn, I'm glad you didn't get into the Pequod! ( )
  mbellucci | Apr 10, 2021 |
A wedding weekend told mostly from the point of view of the rich, old father...who I did not like. ( )
  littlemuls | Jan 28, 2021 |
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"Winn Van Meter is heading for his family's retreat on the pristine New England island of Waskeke. Normally a haven of calm, for the next three days this sanctuary will be overrun by tipsy revelers as Winn prepares for the marriage of his daughter Daphne to the affable young scion Greyson Duff. Winn's wife, Biddy, has planned the wedding with military precision, but arrangements are sideswept by a storm of salacious misbehavior and intractable lust: Daphne's sister, Livia, who has recently had her heart broken by Teddy Fenn, the son of her father's oldest rival, is an eager target for the seductive wiles of Greyson's best man; Winn, instead of reveling in his patriarchal duties, is tormented by his long-standing crush on Daphne's beguiling bridesmaid Agatha; and the bride and groom find themselves presiding over a spectacle of misplaced desire, marital infidelity, and monumental loss of faith in the rituals of American life"--Dust jacket.

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