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Carpenter's Gothic
William Gaddis' novel, Carpenter's Gothic, is written almost completely in dialogue. It is the story of Liz, a struggling writer, and her husband Paul, a vietnam vet struggling to set up a buisness as a media consultant. The couple rent a house in the Hudson Valley, from the mysterious McCandless. Paul represents Reverende Ude, a missionary trying to garner support for his cause. However, when a little boy drowns when Ude is baptising him, Paul is face w...