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The Stager

The Stager

A novel by

The Stager is a comedy of rabbits and real estate in the D.C. suburbs from Susan Coll, the author of Acceptance and Beach Week

Dominique is one very bitter rabbit. His owner, Lars Jorgenson, is a former tennis pro who has blown out both knees, become obese, and is now addicted to a cocktail of prescription drugs containing the letters X and Z, one weird side-effect of which is that he has developed an omniscient point of view. Both Dominique and Lars are going crazy in the affluent Maryland suburbs where their faux Tudor home is up for sale. Idle on the market for months, the home is now being staged: A professional has come in to redecorate and depersonalize the house so that others can imagine themselves living there. Into the messy personal life of Lars and his beautiful wife Bella comes Eve, an unemployed journalist-turned stager who immediately realizes, as she steps into the foyer, that she is in the home of her former best friend. Eve knows way too much about Bella, including the questionable paternity of the meddling young child who lives in this house. Questions of friendship, loyalty, fidelity, sobriety, and sanity are raised to hilarious effect in this dark comedy of how we live now in the age of planned communities, cookie-cutter mansions, and cutthroat careerism.

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Used availability for Susan Coll's The Stager

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Hardback Editions

July 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Stager: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Coll
ISBN: 0-374-26881-9 / 978-0-374-26881-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Stager: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Coll
ISBN: 1-250-06937-8 / 978-1-250-06937-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Stager: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Coll
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

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