Seating Arrangements (Paperback)

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    Maggie Shipstead was born in 1983 and grew up in Orange County, California. Her short fiction has appeared in Tin House, VQR, Glimmer Train, The Best American Short Stories, and other publications. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a recipient of the Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University.

    A San Francisco Chronicle and Daily Candy Best Book of the Year
    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction
    Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize

    The Van Meters have gathered at their family retreat on the island of Waskeke to celebrate the marriage of daughter Daphne to the impeccably appropriate Greyson Duff. The weekend is full of champagne, salt air and practiced bonhomie, but long-buried discontent and simmering lust stir beneath the surface.

    Winn Van Meter, father of the bride, is not having a good time. Barred from the exclusive social club he’s been eyeing since birth, he’s also tormented by an inappropriate crush on Daphne’s beguiling bridesmaid, Agatha, and the fear that his daughter, Livia—recently heartbroken by the son of his greatest rival—is a too-ready target for the wiles of Greyson’s best man. When old resentments, a beached whale and an escaped lobster are added to the mix, the wedding that should have gone off with military precision threatens to become a spectacle of misbehavior.

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    ISBN 9780307743954
    Genre FICTION / Contemporary Women
    Format Paperback
    Pages 299
    Publisher Date 2013-05-07 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.55 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Vintage Contemporaries
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Shipstead, Maggie
    Country of Origin United States

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