Scott Preston, a distinguished New York editor and alcoholic, enters the Banner Clinic, a celebrated drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, and finds himself surrounded by a bizarre and colorful group of fellow patients
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When New York editor Scott Preston needs two double vodkas to start the day, his wife and his boss (threatening loss of marriage and job) ship him off to a rehab center. At the Banner Clinic, rummies and junkies--among them a movie star, a professional athlete, and a mobster--face hard truths and rough treatment, with no expletives deleted. Successful WASP-stereotype Preston is first alienated, then joins in the camaraderie, becomes infatuated with aristocratic addict Priscilla Godfrey, and is drawn into subplots: the mysterious death of a glamorous film star and recent Banner graduate; the abrupt firing of two counselors; and the abuse of Priscilla by clinic-founder Stone Banner, a charismatic ex-cowboy movie star. This is a schizophrenic novel with stereotypical characters, but the Benchley name may create demand. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/1/89.
- Michele Leber, Fairfax Cty. P.L., Va.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
An alcoholic upper-middle-class WASP sent to a posh clinic to dry out witnesses the hypocritical behavior of the clinic's director. According to PW , Benchley's "plot may be muddled, but his writing is vigorous and observant . "
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Fawcett, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110449219453
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Book Description Fawcett, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0449219453