Angel Face Summary
Norma Klein

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Angel Face Summary

Angel Face, written in 1984, reflects the problems and values of a modern urban family. Like most of Klein' fiction, it is written in a direct, conversational, "no punches barred" style. It chronicles the breakdown of an uppermiddle-class family as seen through the eyes of the youngest son, fifteen-year-old Jason. It seems that all six members of the family have at least one problem, for Klein manages to include all of the following within the family setting: divorce, drugs, mid-life crisis, anorexia, dyslexia, and suicide.

As the novel develops and the family Photo of Norma Klein by Matthew Miles.

becomes even more dysfunctional, Klein includes an interracial relationship and an affair with a married man.

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