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Author: Jessica Shattuck Narrator: Suzanne Elise Freeman Publisher: Tantor Audio Length: Release Date: October 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781541484054

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This "richly appointed and generously portrayed" (Kirkus Reviews) debut novel tells the story of a WASPy, old-Boston family coming face to face with an America much larger than the one it was born in.

Caroline Dunlap has written off the insular world of the Boston deb parties, golf club luaus, and WASP weddings that she grew up with. But when she reluctantly returns home after her college graduation, she finds that not everything is quite as predictable, or protected, as she had imagined. Her father, the eccentric, puritanical Jack Dunlap, is carrying on stoically after the breakup of his marriage, but he can't stop thinking of Rosita, the family housekeeper he fired almost six months ago. Caroline's little brother, Eliot, is working on a giant papier-mâché diorama of their town—or is he hatching a plan of larger proportions?

As the real reason for Rosita's departure is revealed, the novel culminates in a series of events that assault the fragile, sheltered, and arguably obsolete world of the Dunlaps.

Opening a window into a family's repressed desires and fears, The Hazards of Good Breeding is a startlingly perceptive comedy of manners that heralds a new writer of dazzling talent.

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  • “In her poised and astute first novel…Shattuck unleashes a skewering gift for social commentary.”

    - New York Times

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About the Author

Jessica Shattuck is a New York Times bestselling novelist. Her book The Hazards of Good Breeding was a New York Times Notable Book and finalist for the PEN/Winship Award. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, Glamour, Mother Jones, Wired, and The Believer, among other publications. A graduate of Harvard University, she received her MFA from Columbia University.

About the Narrator

Suzanne Elise Freeman is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator.