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Appointment in Samarra
By: John O'Hara
Pages: 251
Published: 1934
Genre(s): American
Literary Fiction
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Appointment in Samarra is a fast-paced, blackly comic depiction of the rapid decline and fall of Julian English. English is part of the social elite of his 1930s American hometown but from the moment he impetuously throws a cocktail in the face of one of his powerful business associates his life begins to spiral out of control - taking his loving but troubled marriage with it.

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Couldn't stop reading--like watching a train wreck.

Jun 9th, 2016

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