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"The Price" is the story of estranged brothers, Victor and Walter Franz, brought together at the death of their father, in order to sell his furniture and other effects. Victor is a policeman of limited means; Walter is a successful business owner. Over the years they have grown apart. Walter's success makes Victor feel inadequate. Walter has trouble understanding why Victor refuses to accept his help. The men try to find some understanding, but it is nearly impossible for them to communicate.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Brother Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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