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Tangerine by Christine Mangan

 

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

The location is Tangiers, Morocco, and the time period is the early 1950’s. Our two main characters, Lucy Mason and Alice Shipley, met as roommates at prestigious Bennington College in Vermont. They were very close, living together all four years.  Alice came from a long line of blue bloods, and always had lovely clothes and jewelry. In contrast, Lucy was a scholarship girl, from the wrong side of the tracks, had there been tracks in the tiny town where she grew up. Really the only thing they had in common was that they were both orphans.  

Their senior year, a tragic accident occurred in a car in which Alice was riding. Alice and Lucy barely spoke after that.


Alice went on to wed an older man, John
McAllister, who married her for her money.  Even though Alice doesn’t want to, the couple moves to Tangiers for John’s job.  A year later, Lucy shows up, seemingly uninvited. Lucy senses discord between Alice and John, and as she gets closer to the problem, she is ordered to leave.  As we read on, we begin to wonder about the exact relationship between the former roommates and the circumstances of that senior year accident.  Then we wonder why Lucy is in Tangiers, and why she quit her job before she traveled there.


There is drama and intrigue, a hot steamy climate, strangers in tea shops and alleys, and enough unresolved issues to keep you turning the pages.  Fans of
Patricia Highsmith’s sociopathic manipulator Tom Ripley should enjoy Tangerine. What’s more, the book has been optioned for a movie by George Clooney’s production company, with Scarlett Johansen to star.  Read the book first!

 
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