Glum and Mighty Pagans

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AuthorHouse, Aug 24, 2011 - Fiction - 316 pages
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This comic novel set in the world of New York City real estate in the late 1970s and early 1980s chronicles the coming of age of Clara Chimes, who want to be a scientist. But her overbearing aunt wants her in the family business. Brilliant though not particularly good at standing up for herself, Clara flounders through her family’s upper class Republican milieu only to loose her way. Clara becomes lost in the world of the housing court, crazed and somewhat corrupt judges, and tenant organizing, and she also struggles with her aunt’s cancer. Minor characters abound, and some are hilarious, especially Clara’s Republican voting, health-food-eating eccentric friends from the Main Line. After a tour of Clara’s somewhat wacky acquaintance, the reader sees her settle for something not her first choice, but still very good.

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
13
Section 4
18
Section 5
23
Section 6
28
Section 7
31
Section 8
45
Section 14
95
Section 15
97
Section 16
111
Section 17
123
Section 18
140
Section 19
188
Section 20
213
Section 21
215

Section 9
46
Section 10
74
Section 11
86
Section 12
88
Section 13
91
Section 22
273
Section 23
287
Section 24
299
Section 25
309
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