Franklin

The vixen : a novel / Francine Prose.

Author/Creator:
Prose, Francine, 1947- author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
316 pages ; 24 cm
Edition:
First edition.
Status/Location:
Loading...

Get It

Details

Subjects:
Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915-1953 -- Fiction.
Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953 -- Fiction.
Book editors -- Fiction.
Publishers and publishing -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Deception -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.
Summary:
1953. Simon Putnam, newly hired by a distinguished New York publishing firm, gets his first assignment: editing The Vixen, the Patriot and the Fanatic, a lurid bodice-ripper improbably based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. It is a potboiler intended to shore up the firm"s failing finances. Simon's mother was a childhood friend of Ethel Rosenberg's; his parents mourn Ethel's death. Simon meets The Vixen author, reckless, seductive Anya Partridge, ensconced in her opium-scented boudoir in a luxury Hudson River mental asylum. Simon comes to realize that everyone is not what they seem, that everyone is keeping secrets, and that ordinary events may conceal a diabolical plot. -- adapted from jacket
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Gift of Franklyn Rodgers.
ISBN:
9780063012141
0063012146
OCLC:
1256814783