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White Elephant

White Elephant
 

A turf war between neighbors leads to a small-town crisis in this hilarious, addictive, and sharply observant debut novel The White Elephant looms large over the quaint suburban town of Willard Park: a gaudy, newly constructed behemoth of a home, it soars over the neighborhood, d... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781982610807
Barcode 9781982610807
Published 26 March 2019 by HarperCollins
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library Edition
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Author(s) By Langsdorf, Julie
Read by Ryan, Allyson
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ISBN-13 9781982610807
ISBN-10 1982610808
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 26 March 2019
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library Edition
Edition Library Edition
Author(s) By Langsdorf, Julie
Read by Ryan, Allyson
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 170mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 340g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
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Description of this Book

A turf war between neighbors leads to a small-town crisis in this hilarious, addictive, and sharply observant debut novel The White Elephant looms large over the quaint suburban town of Willard Park: a gaudy, newly constructed behemoth of a home, it soars over the neighborhood, dwarfing the houses that surround it. When owner Nick Cox cuts down Allison and Ted Millers' precious red maple-in an effort to make his unsightly property more appealing to buyers-their once serene town becomes a battleground. While tensions between Ted and Nick escalate, other dysfunctions abound: Allison finds herself compulsively drawn to the man who is threatening to upend her quietly organized life. A lawyer with a pot habit and a serious midlife crisis skirts his responsibilities. And in a quest for popularity, a teenage girl gets caught up in a not-so-harmless prank. Newcomers and longtime residents alike begin to clash in conflicting pursuits of the American Dream, with trees mysteriously uprooted, fires set, fingers pointed, and lines drawn. White Elephant is an uproarious, tangled-web tale of neighbor hating neighbor (and neighbor falling head over heels for neighbor). Soon, peaceful Willard Park becomes a tinderbox with nowhere to go but up in flames.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Smart, riveting...Langsdorf is a keen observer of human frailty and desire and her characters are darkly funny, recognizably exasperating and deeply memorable. -- Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author

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Author's Bio

Julie Langsdorf, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award quarterfinalist and Heekin Foundation Novel-in-Progress finalist, has received four fiction grants from the Maryland State Arts Council. She lives, writes, and teaches yoga in Washington, D.C. Allyson Ryan is an Earphones Award-winning voice actress who can be heard in commercials, promos, animation, and audiobooks. She has extensive experience on stage and television. In New York, she acted in and directed more than thirty plays. Her television credits include roles on Eleventh Hour, Law & Order, and One Life to Live. She has also appeared as Mom in several television commercials. Advertising Age nominated her for a Bobby Award in the best actress category for her work as the Duracell mom.

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