Sylvan Street (Paperback)

A Novel

By Deborah Schupack

Plume, 9780452296282, 352pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2010

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Nine neighbors; two ominous outsiders; one suitcase containing a million dollars

Deborah Schupack tells a provocative and suspenseful tale about what happens when cold, hard cash moves in next door. With page-turning storytelling, graceful prose and deep, true emotion, Sylvan Street explores the ultimate power—and limitations—of money. What these friendly suburban residents do with their newfound money, and what the money does with them, builds toward a revelatory conclusion: how the tensions between benevolence and greed, duty and desire, inform our every action and interaction. Readers of thrillers and character-driven dramas alike will find a sweet payoff in these pages.

About the Author

DEBORAH SCHUPACK is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, Sylvan Street and The Boy on the Bus, as well as numerous short stories and newspaper and magazine articles. She runs a copywriting firm, King Street Creative, and lives in the Lower Hudson Valley.

Praise For Sylvan Street: A Novel

“The page-turning pace never flags . . . Teeming with plot twists and social unrest, Schupack shows with poignant prose and commendable plotting the good, the bad, and the ugly that money brings out in people.” —Publishers Weekly

“A work of pure magic, as funny as it is wrenching, as mysterious as it is revealing, and ultimately an astonishing feat of social observation. Deborah Schupack has created a brilliant cast of complex, compelling characters in a riveting literary novel that raises timeless questions about money, class, and the daily deceptions among friends and neighbors, husbands and wives.”—Kate Walbert, author of A Short History of Women

“In this fascinating, sly novel, Deborah Schupack applies the bright scalpel of her prose to the inhabitants of Sylvan Street, showing us that even a sweet village on the banks of the Hudson can be, too, one of the dark places of the earth.”—Kathryn Davis, author of The Thin Place