Island by Joan Schweighardt

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"Schweighardt handles complex emotional issues with skill in her provocative debut novel about two couples and a crippled adolescent (Meredith) vacationing on an unnamed island as a severe hurricane approaches. The setting evokes Prospero and Miranda". -- Publishers Weekly

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Published July 1, 1992 by Permanent Pr Pub Co. 187 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Together, these five turn their rented beach house into the scene of a latter-day Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, with Donald inadvertently revealing himself to be a big poetic fake, Belinda growing even more bitter because she comes to realize that, contrary to her fantasies, Donald never cared...

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The family, including Donald's teenage daughter Meredith, who was born with no feet, is joined by Donald's old friends Roscoe, whose juggling and sword-swallowing routines attract nightly crowds back in Key West, and Belinda, a beautician who works her magic at a nursing home.

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