From the author of Who Walk in Darkness and The Bold Saboteurs, a wild and wickedly funny tale of madness, lust, and murder in midcentury New York In a posh mental institution upstate, Carter bides his time between electroshock treatments, trying to figure out where it all went wrong. A longtime alcoholic, he is desperate to get better but feels worse every day—perhaps because he suspects that his wife and best friend are having an affair back home in Manhattan. The truth, however, is that Carter has no clue how depraved his friends have become. Nymphomaniacs, adulterers, killers, and thieves, they have succumbed to every temptation, no matter how grotesque. If Carter knew what the intelligentsia of New York was really up to, he would never want to leave his padded room. A dark satire of urbane sophistication and a chilling exposé of the thin veneer that masks the madness within us all, The Double View is a brilliant provocation from one of America’s most revolutionary authors.