The Resource The address : a novel, Fiona Davis

The address : a novel, Fiona Davis

Label
The address : a novel
Title
The address
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fiona Davis, author of The Dollhouse, returns with a compelling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of The Dakota, New York City's most famous residence. After a failed apprenticeship, working her way up to head housekeeper of a posh London hotel is more than Sara Smythe ever thought she'd make of herself. But when a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, her world is suddenly awash in possibility--no mean feat for a servant in 1884. The opportunity to move to America, where a person can rise above one's station. The opportunity to be the female manager of The Dakota, which promises to be the greatest apartment house in the world. And the opportunity to see more of Theo, who understands Sara like no one else. and is living in The Dakota with his wife and three young children. In 1985, Bailey Camdenis desperate for new opportunities. Fresh out of rehab, the former party girl and interior designer is homeless, jobless, and penniless. Two generations ago, Bailey's grandfather was the ward of famed architect Theodore Camden. But the absence of a genetic connection means Bailey won't see a dime of the Camden family's substantial estate. Instead, her "cousin" Melinda--Camden's biological great-granddaughter--will inherit almost everything. So when Melinda offers to let Bailey oversee the renovation of her lavish Dakota apartment, Bailey jumps at the chance, despite her dislike of Melinda's vision. The renovation will take away all the character and history of the apartment Theodore Camden himself lived in. and died in, after suffering multiple stab wounds by a madwoman named Sara Smythe, a former Dakota employee who had previously spent seven months in an insane asylum on Blackwell's Island. One hundred years apart, Sara and Bailey are both tempted by and struggle against the golden excess of their respective ages--for Sara, the opulence of a world ruled by the Astors and Vanderbilts; for Bailey, the free-flowing drinks and cocaine in the nightclubs of New York City--and take refuge and solace in the Upper West Side's gilded fortress. But a building with a history as rich--and often tragic--as The Dakota's can't hold its secrets forever, and what Bailey discovers in its basement could turn everything she thought she knew about Theodore Camden--and the woman who killed him--on its head. With rich historical detail, nuanced characters, and gorgeous prose, Fiona Davis once again delivers a compulsively readable novel that peels back the layers of not only a famed institution, but the lives --and lies--of the beating hearts within"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BKCT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Fiona
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.A95695
LC item number
A64 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Household employees
  • Interior decorators
Target audience
adult
Label
The address : a novel, Fiona Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky289386653
Dimensions
24cm.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781524741990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
mv 08/17, hn 11/17
Label
The address : a novel, Fiona Davis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky289386653
Dimensions
24cm.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781524741990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
mv 08/17, hn 11/17

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