Double Fault: A Novel by Lionel ShriverDouble Fault: A Novel by Lionel Shriver

Double Fault: A Novel

byLionel Shriver

Paperback | March 31, 2009

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Tennis has been Willy Novinsky's one love ever since she first picked up a racquet at the age of four. A middle-ranked pro at twenty-three, she's met her match in Eric Oberdorf, a low-ranked, untested Princeton grad who also intends to make his mark on the international tennis circuit. Eric becomes Willy's first passion off the court, and eventually they marry. But while wedded life begins well, full-tilt competition soon puts a strain on their relationship—and an unexpected accident sends driven and gifted Willy sliding irrevocably toward resentment, tragedy, and despair.

From acclaimed author Lionel Shriver comes a brilliant and unflinching novel about the devastating cost of prizing achievement over love.

Lionel Shriver's novels includeThe New Republic,So Much for That,The Post-Birthday World, and the international bestsellerWe Need to Talk About Kevin. Her journalism has appeared inThe Guardian, theNew York Times, theWall Street Journal, and many other publications.
Title:Double Fault: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:March 31, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061711381

ISBN - 13:9780061711381


Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I really love Lionel Shriver's writing but wow, this book, I have to say I agree with anonymous when they say they couldn't wait to finish this. By the end, I couldn't tell which of the two characters I disliked more intensely. The only saving grace of this was Shriver's excellent writing however it was not enough to rescue this book. It is most definitely not a novel that I will return to let alone again and again.
Date published: 2018-03-12

Editorial Reviews

“I can only hope that with Double Fault Lionel Shriver recieves the acclaim she has so long deserved...It belongs on that shelf of books you will return to again and again.”