Carriage Trade

Birmingham, Stephen

Verlag: Bantam Books, 1993
ISBN 10: 0553081357 / ISBN 13: 9780553081350
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Price clipped dust jacket looks a bit creased and worn with light edge wear and 1 cm tear on bottom edge. Orange paper cover with gilt lettering to black spine had a little spine ends and corners wear. Lightly grubby page block. Contents in very good condition. First edition. E. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: When department store founder Silas Tarkington dies, his family--among them, his socialite wife, his pampered daughter, his first wife, his mistress, and his mother--learns of Tarkington's forty-year-old secrets. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.

From Kirkus Reviews: Latest in Birmingham's infatuations with other peoples' lives (Shades of Fortune, 1989, etc.)--here in another of his popular tales of Manhattan mensch on the move, with shaky pasts and glittery presents, their women and their well-kept secrets. This time, the death of a famous retail magnate turns out to have been murder, and it's his daughter who'll save both the endangered business and her own self-esteem as her father's past steams open. Silas Tarkington (n‚ Solomon Tarcher), founder and owner of Tarkington's--a Fifth Avenue emporium for the super-rich/super- chic--is found floating in his Long Island mansion's swimming pool. But Silas, it seems, was in perfect health--and why did second wife Consuela, who found the body, call a doctor friend a half-hour away instead of 911? Meanwhile, Silas's daughter Miranda, always discouraged by her father from a career in the store, accepts with pleasure the invitation of Silas's right-hand man, handsome Tommy Bonham, to be a partner in administering Tarkington's. Silas' son by his first wife, however, is not mentioned in the will, and neither is Moses Minskoff, a gross chewer of dead cigars, telephone glued-to-ear--a combo of Bugsy Siegel and Fibber Fox, given to toss off wonders like ``entre vous'' and ``tempo fugit, as the fella says.'' This Birmingham cartoon, broad as a meat axe, has had a lot to do with the rise of Silas Tarkington. Now, out of the mists of the past, arise: ancient mother Rose and sister Simma, as well as a mysterious lady in a West End Avenue brownstone, her hand out for a monthly payment personally delivered by Silas. While Miranda suffers and wonders about Dad's women in and out of wedlock, a nice journalist begins to help Miranda snoop--successfully. An agreeable enough mystery enlivened by Birmingham's sense of intimacy with the scene. The author's following--carriage-to-subway trade--is a given. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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Titel: Carriage Trade
Verlag: Bantam Books
Erscheinungsdatum: 1993
Einband: hardcover
Zustand: Very Good

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Birmingham, Stephen
Verlag: Bantam
ISBN 10: 0553081357 ISBN 13: 9780553081350
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Buchbeschreibung Bantam. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0553081357 Very good in Very good dust jacket. First Edition. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. BING63862

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