The Van Meters have gathered at their family retreat on the New England island of Waskeke to celebrate the marriage of daughter Daphne to an impeccably appropriate young man. The weekend is full of lobster and champagne, salt air and practiced bonhomie, but long-buried discontent and simmering lust seep through the cracks in the revelry.
Winn Van Meter, father-of-the-bride, has spent his life following the rules of the east coast upper crust, but now, just shy of his sixtieth birthday, he must finally confront his failings, his desires, and his own humanity.
”A ferociously clever comedy of manners” (Guardian)
”Distinctive and dazzling … The world has found a remarkable, humane new voice to explain us to ourselves” (Allison Pearson)
”A wise, sophisticated and funny novel about family, fidelity, class and crisis” (Marie Claire Books of 2012 – Telegraph Books of 2012 – Sunday Express)
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By Abigail on 13-07-13
could be a good story but narrator gets in the way
Would you recommend Seating Arrangements to your friends? Why or why not?
Unfortunately not this audio version, maybe another or try reading it yourself
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Monotonous and bad narration completely blocked me from getting into the stort
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Never got into it sadly