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ABOUT SCHMIDT

Begley, Louis

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ISBN 10: 0679450335 / ISBN 13: 9780679450337
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1996
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Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Light wear to top corners. First Edition stated. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 40866

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Title: ABOUT SCHMIDT

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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As he tries to make his life habitable again--after the devastating loss of his wife--retired lawyer Albert Schmidt finds the possibility of regeneration in a new love the old "Schmidtie" would never have dreamt of. Set in the Hamptons and Mahnattan, and laced with black humor, About Schmidt casts a cold, pitiless eye on the eastern seaboard upper class, the last vestiges of once-ascendant WASPs, and the newcomers whose fortunes are rising.

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Albert Schmidt is a retired lawyer who misses his recently deceased wife, has an unhealthy diet, is a mild anti-Semite and owns a nice home in the Hamptons he feels compelled to offer to his daughter as a wedding present. Said daughter, Charlotte, is a yuppie in all the worst ways. She handles public relations for tobacco companies, doesn't want the house in the Hamptons, and is about to marry a buttoned-up Jewish lawyer. The conflict takes off from there in this finely told tale of retirement, inheritance, and death.

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