About Schmidt: A Novel

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As he tries to make his life habitable again--after the devastating loss of his wife--retired lawyer Albert Schmidt finds the possibility of regeneration in a new love the old "Schmidtie" would never have dreamt of. Set in the Hamptons and Mahnattan, and laced with black humor, About Schmidt casts a cold, pitiless eye on the eastern seaboard upper class, the last vestiges of once-ascendant WASPs, and the newcomers whose fortunes are rising.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Louis Begley's Memories of a Marriage.

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As he tries to make his life habitable again--after the devastating loss of his wife--retired lawyer Albert Schmidt finds the possibility of regeneration in a new love the old "Schmidtie" would never have dreamt of. Set in the Hamptons and Mahnattan, and laced with black humor, About Schmidt casts a cold, pitiless eye on the eastern seaboard upper class, the last vestiges of once-ascendant WASPs, and the newcomers whose fortunes are rising.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Louis Begley's Memories of a Marriage.

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series Albert Schmidt novels
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subject_facet Fathers and daughters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Middle-aged men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Retirees -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
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topic_facet Fathers and daughters, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Middle-aged men, Retirees