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Duplicate Keys - Jane Smiley
Duplicate Keys
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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, and an... show more
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, and an apartment/practice space with approximately fifty key-holders. One sunny day, Alice enters the apartment and finds two of the band members shot dead. As the double-murder sends waves of shock through their lives, this group of friends begins to unravel, and dangerous secrets are revealed one by one. When Alice begins to notice things amiss in her own apartment, the tension breaks out as it occurs to her that she is not the only person with a key, and she may not get a chance to change the locks.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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400076024 (1400076021)
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Reading is Therapy
Reading is Therapy rated it
1.0 Un appartement à New York
NOPE. I bought this book not knowing anything about the author. The cover looked pretty so i took it. I've let it sit a year on my shelf before actually deciding to read it. This book is so annoying i gave myself one day to read it and then give it away (more like forcing it on someone).I have nothi...
A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it
5.0 Duplicate Keys
When I found a Jane Smiley title I'd never heard of before, I decided I'd find out some more about her as an author. She truly is a literary chameleon, interested in taking on different genres and styles, and, two for two, telling a great story. 'Duplicate Keys' centers on Alice Ellis and her close-...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
A lesson for me to write a review while it's still hot :( I was finishing the book sitting at Museumplein, being blown by unbelievably relentless wind, not budging because at least it was sunny there and I was just a couple of pages more from closing the book. My hair was completely tangled and my h...
target acquired
target acquired rated it
3.0
literary author Jane Smiley does a murder mystery, which is cause enough for interest. the central character is fascinatingly and realistically deluded in her understanding of the events unfolding around her and in her lack of comprehension of the inner character of her lifelong friends. this is muc...
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it
The protagonist reminds me very much of the protagonist of A Thousand Acres; unable to discern the motives of others, unable to see anything but the best in people, and willing to twist herself into origami shapes in order to create a truth that allows everyone else to be a good person. I'm not sur...
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