Shelter in Place by David Leavitt

Shelter in Place by David Leavitt

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It is the Saturday after the 2016 presidential election, and in a plush weekend house in Connecticut, a group of New Yorkers has gathered to recover from what they consider the greatest political catastrophe of their lives. Liberal and like-minded, the friends have come to the countryside in the hope of restoring the bubble in which they have grown used to living. Moving through her days accompanied by a carefully curated salon, Eva Lindquist is a generous hostess with an obsession for decorating.

Yet when, in her avidity to secure shelter for herself, she persuades her husband to buy a grand if dilapidated apartment in Venice, she unwittingly sets off the chain of events that will propel him to venture outside the bubble and embark on an unexpected love affair. A slyly comic look at the shelter industry, Shelter in Place is a novel about house and home, furniture and rooms, safety and freedom and the insidious ways in which political upheaval can undermine even the most seemingly impregnable foundations.

 

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"Very funny and unexpected, a material response to our times, plush as velvet." - Rachel Cusk

 

"A wickedly funny and emotionally expansive nove." - Jenny Offill

  • Details

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    Published: 14 April 2022

    ISBN: 9781408845950

    Pages: 384

    Type: Paperback

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