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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Los Angeles (Calif.)

Subjects:

  • Motion picture actors and actresses -- Fiction.,
  • Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.,
  • Older women -- Fiction.,
  • Gay men -- Fiction.,
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Paul Monette.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ4.M743 Tak 1978, PS3563.O523 Tak 1978
The Physical Object
Pagination277 p. ;
Number of Pages277
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4546941M
ISBN 100316578215
LC Control Number77014928
OCLC/WorldCa3327696

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Read "Taking Care of Mrs. Carroll A Novel" by Paul Monette available from Rakuten Kobo. Now that Mrs. Carroll has died, the race for control of her elegant home has begun It is incredible how the death of a l Brand: Open Road Media. TAKING CARE OF MRS. CARROLL. By. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe. Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. First-novelist Monette puts sentences together surprisingly well--surprisingly, because he has chosen to waste his words on a tediously madcap caper, has weighted it down with mooing over relationships, and has seemingly grabbed. Two male lovers, a legendary movie goddess, an estate caretaker, a repressed prep-school teacher, and a polyestered Beverly Hills agent mount an incredible scam in Paul Monette's witty and wicked novel. Beth Carroll, a wealthy old lady cared for by her gay houseboy David and by Phidias, the overseer. Editions for Taking Care of Mrs. Carroll: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Paperback published i.

Get this from a library! Taking care of Mrs. Carroll: a novel. [Paul Monette]. Taking Care of Mrs. Carroll. Paul Monette; Boston: Little, Brown and Company, First Edition. Book is in Good Plus condition, by which we mean it has moderate marks of age and is worn from handling, but is still intact and good for reading, and while it possesses some undesirable defects is still a presentable copy. Good Condition. Becoming a Man won the National Book Award for Nonfiction. Other works. Monette also wrote the novelizations of the films Nosferatu the Vampyre (), Scarface (), Predator () and Midnight Run (), as well as the novels Taking Care of Mrs. Carroll (), Afterlife () and Alma mater: Phillips Academy, Yale University. Other articles where Taking Care of Mrs. Carroll is discussed: Paul Monette: later by his debut novel, Taking Care of Mrs. Carroll, a comedy involving a homosexual couple’s attempt to claim a dead woman’s estate. His other prose works include The Gold Diggers (), the murder mystery The Long Shot (), and Lightfall (). Though Monette later described the novels as “glib.