Under Fire

Under Fire

Book - 2004
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Kenneth Trachtenberg, the witty and eccentric narrator of More Die of Heartbreak , has left his native Paris for the Midwest. He has come to be near his beloved uncle, the world-renowned botanist Benn Crader, self-described "plant visionary." While his studies take him around the world, Benn, a restless spirit, has not been able to satisfy his longings after his first marriage and lives from affair to affair and from "bliss to breakdown." Imagining that a settled existence will end his anguish, Benn ties the knot again, opening the door to a flood of new torments. As Kenneth grapples with his own problems involving his unusual lady-friend Treckie, the two men try to figure out why gifted and intelligent people invariably find themselves "knee-deep in the garbage of a personal life."
 
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2004
ISBN: 9780142437742
0142437743
9780143039044
0143039040
Branch Call Number: BARBUSSE H
Characteristics: xxii, 318 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Buss, Robin

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