Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Staff Picks - Adult

Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles



Two Serious Ladies, the only novel by author Jane Bowles, is the story of two women who, as the back cover expresses it so well, "descend into debauchery."  Mrs. Copperfield takes up with a teenage prostitute in Panama, and Miss Goering engages in a variety of encounters with men.  Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote were both big fans of this eccentric novel, published in 1943, and I can see why.  In both style and substance it's refreshingly unique.

Stephen Kight
Assistant Director for Public Services

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