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Spoiled

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Spoiled

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Caitlin Macy
publisher:
Random House
genre:
Fiction, Short Stories

We gave it a B-

The privileged and rich women in Caitlin Macy’s ?stories are all unraveling to the point of ruin — spoiling, in a word. ?In ”Taroudant,” a desperate newlywed named Lydia sets out alone to buy hashish on her Moroccan honeymoon, with predictably disastrous results; in ”Eden’s Gate,” another ?woman, Jessica, watches her long ?relationship implode during a single romantic dinner. Macy is at her best when sending up high-society self-absorption, like she does in the gossipy Manhattan nanny story ”Annabel’s Mother.” But the tales of Spoiled begin to lose their charm once you realize that ?all her pampered, cashmere-swaddled characters are mere knockoffs of ?one another. B?

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