Lisa Levy
February 08, 2002 AT 05:00 AM EST

Depraved Indifference

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Gary Indiana
genre
Fiction

We gave it a B

Gary Indiana (Resentment) has made a name for himself as an edgy chronicler of the fictional trials of the rich and powerful. His latest foray into grifter-meets-the-millionaire territory features Evangeline Annamapu Thurlow Slater Carson, a.k.a. Evelyn, and sometimes Eva, who looks ”a lot like Liz Taylor in Butterfield 8” and acts a lot like Leona Helmsley. Thanks to multiple double-crosses and abrupt changes in point of view and scenery, the plot can be a little murky at times. But Evangeline is a character with real star power, a woman ”who could play the mark ‘like Chopin played the piano.”’ B

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