Lampshades by Carole Morin

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Fair and democratic in her hatred of everyone--the old the fat the poor--Sophira van Ness resurrects Adolf Hitler has her hero. Disturbing, but charismatic, Sophira draws the reader into a world of haunted reality and perverse glamour. In Sophira, the author has created a seductive monster. LAMPSHADES is both blackly funny and utterly original and confronts banality and evil with a cool, unflinching gaze.
 

About Carole Morin

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Morin attended Harvard and New York University and was an associate editor at Granta.
 
Published October 28, 1991 by Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Alienated from the human race since her brother’s death when they were children, Sophira apathetically accepts an invitation to share a bunk with a hanger-on at Balmoral Castle until they can cadge a ride to London.

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British journalist Morin (Dead Glamorous) plays with fire in her first novel by making her heroine, Scottish 16-year-old Sophira Van Ness, a Hitler fan.

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