Title Profile & Character Information

Toxicology

Annotation
Departing from familiar territory (that is, the Philippines), Hagedorn takes us to Manhattan's West Village to visit Mimi Smith, a maker of low-budget slasher films who's struggling with a wild daughter and newly sober brother, and neighbor Eleanor Delacroix, an elderly, gin- and cocaine-addicted writer of erotic fiction. Hagedorn proved she could write with her National Book Award finalist, Dogeaters, and literary types should be intrigued.

Characters
NameSmith, Mimi
GenderFemale
OccupationFilmmaker

NameDelacroix, Eleanor
GenderFemale
OccupationWriter

GenreFiction
Domestic
TopicsFriendship
Neighbors
Family conflicts
Writers
Filmmakers
Addiction
Boyfriends and girlfriends
SettingManhattan, New York
New York