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In the Palomar Arms
In this multi-generational story of marriage, infidelity and aging, a twenty-four year old California drifter named Daphne Moss drifts into a love affair with a married man, and then into a job serving suppers at the Palomar Arms Senior Home. Amidst the older reisdents' own dramas, Daphne struggles with her conscience as her lover struggles to break away from his ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 1st 1983 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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Daphne has a doomed affair with a married father of two. That part of this book is predictable and done many times in lots of other books. But the insight into the residents of a nursing home- Palomar Arms, where she is an aide, are new and thoughtful.
Hilma Wolitzer (b. 1930) is a critically hailed author of literary fiction. She is a recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and a Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award. She has two daughters—an editor and a novelist—and lives with her husband in New York City, where she continues to write.More about Hilma Wolitzer...