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Let’s take a moment to mock the aesthetics of another time, shall we? This is Warner Paperback Library’s cover of Iris Owens’s After Claude. Is this how you picture Harriet Daimler? Is this how you picture Claude? Maybe reaction to covers like the one above is the reason so many books now feature headless figures.
After Claude at Librarything and Goodreads
Gerald Howard on After Claude at Bookforum
Shakespeare & Co. recommends the book
So does Three Lives and Co. —to Amy Sedaris, who pronounces the rec “dead on.”
And at the Paris Review blog, Sadie Stein says that if you’re a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, you should seek out the book for the same sort of humor.