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Author:
Jane Smiley
ISBN13:
978-0006547471
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0006547478
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Flamingo; New Ed edition (September 13, 1996)
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Jane Smiley is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres and more than ten other works of fiction, including Horse Heaven, Moo, and The Greenlanders.

Jane Smiley is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres and more than ten other works of fiction, including Horse Heaven, Moo, and The Greenlanders. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in northern California.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. NEWSDAY They were six friends from the Midwest who moved to New York City with high hopes of making it big in the music industry. Although the dream had faded. Alice Ellis is a Midwestern refugee living in Manhattan. Still recovering from a painful divorce, she depends on the companionship and camaraderie of tightly knit circle of friends. At the center of this circle is a rock band struggling to navigate New York’s erratic music scene.

I just finished Jane Smiley's Duplicate Keys, a mysterious story of murder, betrayal, and life in 1980 New York City.

Alice Ellis is a Midwestern refugee living in Manhattan. I just finished Jane Smiley's Duplicate Keys, a mysterious story of murder, betrayal, and life in 1980 New York City.

For the time being she didn’t answer the phone, but unplugged it. Ray would be trying to reach her, and Noah or Rya, possibly Jim, certainly Detective Honey, and any number of others wondering where. Susan was. Susan turned without speaking and shuffled down the hallway toward the bedroom, visibly fatigued. There would be so much business to attend to-the burials, the services, the parents and other relatives, so much talk on the phone to be gotten through. She followed Susan, and found her flung across the unmade bed. Afraid to push, she said, What are you going to do?.

About Duplicate Keys. Jane Smiley applies her distinctive rendering of time, place, and the enigmatic intricacies of personal relationships to the twists and turns of suspense

About Duplicate Keys. At the center of this circle is a rock band struggling to navigate New York’s erratic music scene, and an apartment/practice space with approximately fifty key-holders. Jane Smiley applies her distinctive rendering of time, place, and the enigmatic intricacies of personal relationships to the twists and turns of suspense. The result is a brilliant literary thriller that will keep readers guessing up to its final, shocking conclusion. About Duplicate Keys.

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Alice Ellis is a Midwestern refugee living in Manhattan

Alice Ellis is a Midwestern refugee living in Manhattan  .

Duplicate Keys Jane Smiley HarperCollins UK 9780006547471 : This novel tells the story of a group of six friends whose close and longstanding relationship begins to fall apart when two of them. Кол-во: о цене Наличие: Отсутствует. Возможна поставка под заказ. При оформлении заказа до: 13 сен 2019 Ориентировочная дата поставки: начало октября При условии наличия книги у поставщика.

This novel tells the story of a group of six friends whose close and longstanding relationship begins to fall apart when two of them are brutally murdered. Suspicion falls on all of them as their infidelities and lies begin to come to the surface.
  • The spacious Manhattan apartment was like a central meeting place for the group of friends who had all moved to the city around the same time. Within their group were members of a band called Deep Six. The three actual residents of the apartment were Denny Minehart, Craig Shellady, and Susan Gabriel. Others who came and went freely were Noah and Rya Mash and Ray Reschley.

    On a morning in May, another friend, Alice Ellis, had stopped by to water the plants, as Susan had gone out of town to the Adirondacks for a mini-vacation. But when Alice entered the apartment, she was stunned to find Denny and Craig dead…murdered, apparently.

    Duplicate Keys was a story set sometime in the 1980s, and the interesting aspect of it was how relaxed and even careless were the friends in this drama, apparently lending out keys to anyone and everyone. There had been discoveries of complete strangers to the core group having a copy of the keys.

    Alice was an interesting character, the primary narrator of the story. Divorced, she still wondered constantly what had gone wrong in the marriage. She considered Susan to be her best friend, but throughout the novel, Susan seemed to be cold, aloof, and even condescending with Alice, apparently seeing their friendship in an entirely different way.

    Detective Honey was the police detective, and his way of trying to solve the case seemed strange to those whose lives were most affected. Did he know more than he was letting on? Did he have any suspects? And why did he keep suggesting to Alice that she change her locks? She hadn’t lived in the apartment with all the duplicate keys.

    It didn’t take long for me to decide on the most likely culprit, and at some point, Alice arrived at the same conclusion. With the detective’s help, she was able to assist in bringing about the conclusion to the case in a fascinating manner.

    The characters were like leftovers from the hippie era trying to be laidback and living the artistic dream, but their behavior definitely put them in jeopardy. And Alice’s tendency to overthink things, while still arriving at erroneous conclusions, was a somewhat endearing quality, but also a little bit annoying. A well-written book that had me turning pages until the end. 4.5 stars.

  • It must be a generational thing, but I found it boring. Maybe a younger personnwould be interested in reading about murder,sex, drug,s and rock n roll, but I am past that. It was a book club pick and no one too impressed.

  • In the context of those books of hers that i have read, this is the worst. However, in the context of mystery novels, this is pretty decent. The book is an easy read, ideal for a plane ride or a leisurely weekend. Alice, as a main character, is pretty pathetic. The short snippets of conversation between her and her ex husband made me cringe. I had far more respect for the killer, a sturdier person all in all. I agree with some readers in that it is fairly easy to figure out who did it. Anyhow, a Pulizter Prize winning author doesn't have to write Pulizter Prize material all the time!

  • This was a good read but not nearly as good as the Thousand Acres or the other family saga. Even I figured out the identity of the murderer by the middle of the book.

  • This book moves slowly and fails to catch fire. Jane Smiley is a better writer than this book suggests; I like her essays and journalistic pieces much better.

  • Another excellent story told by Jane Smiley. Excellent writing.

  • Jane Smiley's novel was a great disappointment. The author's detail to every little nuance distracted from the story, a story not that interesting to began with. The characters were uninteresting and colorless. I kept hoping that something would happen, and it never did, until the writer decided to interject the murderer with no rime or reason. Although murder is irrational, there should be a valid reason for the act, even if it's not logical. I would not recommend this novel.

  • Sometimes when mainstream authors stoop to genre fiction they're not as successful as those specializing in that genre. While characters are fairly well-developed here I missed the puzzle and detecting elements which is what I read mysteries for.