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The Hazards of Good Breeding (Digital Audiobook)

By Jessica Shattuck, Suzanne Elise Freeman (Narrator)

Publication Date: October 16, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/17/2004)
MP3 CD (10/17/2017)
Compact Disc (10/17/2017)

Description

This "richly appointed and generously portrayed" (Kirkus Reviews) debut novel tells the story of a WASPy, old-Boston family coming face to face with an America much larger than the one it was born in.



Caroline Dunlap has written off the insular world of the Boston deb parties, golf club luaus, and WASP weddings that she grew up with. But when she reluctantly returns home after her college graduation, she finds that not everything is quite as predictable, or protected, as she had imagined. Her father, the eccentric, puritanical Jack Dunlap, is carrying on stoically after the breakup of his marriage, but he can't stop thinking of Rosita, the family housekeeper he fired almost six months ago. Caroline's little brother, Eliot, is working on a giant papier-mâché diorama of their town—or is he hatching a plan of larger proportions?



As the real reason for Rosita's departure is revealed, the novel culminates in a series of events that assault the fragile, sheltered, and arguably obsolete world of the Dunlaps.



Opening a window into a family's repressed desires and fears, The Hazards of Good Breeding is a startlingly perceptive comedy of manners that heralds a new writer of dazzling talent.


About the Author

Suzanne Elise Freeman spent her childhood watching her father act on stage, and causing mischief in the booth while he was on-air for the local radio station. She inherited her love of storytelling from him (even playing his daughter in On Golden Pond), and her passion for reading from her mother. Suzanne now works as a narrator and professional actor in projects ranging from television and movies to Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde. Born and raised in Minnesota, Suzanne now makes her home in Los Angeles.