The Shooting Party (Paperback)
Counterpoint LLC, 9781582435930, 195pp.
Publication Date: June 15, 2010
And yet, as Isabel Colegate so elegantly dramatizes, it is not. The social and moral code of this set is under siege from within and without. Competition beyond the bounds of sportsmanship, revulsion at the slaughter of animals, anger at the inequities of class -- these and other forces are about to rise up and challenge the social peace, a peace that can hold only a brief while longer.
Praise For The Shooting Party…
Poised, wry, lovable, informative . . . An utterly complete rendering of a way of life.” Gail Godwin, author of Queen of the Underworld
A beautifully crafted novel, remarkably visual and evocative. The characters are caught in stunning images and tableaux that convey the essence of their natures, the sweep of their emotions.” The Washington Post
The Shooting Party is a lovely piece of writing, in which subtlety, irony, and close observation abound.” Larry McMurtry