Instances Of The Number 3

Paperback | June 30, 2003

bySalley Vickers

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Following the death of Peter Hansome, his wife Bridget is contacted by Frances Slater, her late-husband's mistress. Though the two are from opposite sides of London and meet under the least desirable circumstances, the women become close friends. In a subtly wrought turn of events, Bridget and Frances discover that they have in common what is important to them most: their parallel memories of Peter, killed in a car accident, and the shared reality of his spirit form, haunting them still. A gracefully tuned feat of the imagination, Salley Vickers's novel is a rare celebration of life's most intriguing geometries, the love triangle.

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Following the death of Peter Hansome, his wife Bridget is contacted by Frances Slater, her late-husband's mistress. Though the two are from opposite sides of London and meet under the least desirable circumstances, the women become close friends. In a subtly wrought turn of events, Bridget and Frances discover that they have in common ...

Salley Vickers's novels, Instances of the Number 3 and Miss Garnet's Angel, have been bestsellers in England. She divides her time between London and Bath

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.2 × 5.62 × 0.8 inPublished:June 30, 2003Publisher:Picador USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312421125

ISBN - 13:9780312421120

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"Entertains even as it considers serious questions of sin and redemption, love and loss, what we venture in this life and the reckonings we may face in the great beyond." -Francine Prose, People"A book to place on the shelf next to Marilynne Robinson's haunting Housekeeping and Penelope Fitzgerald's serene The Blue Flower....Harold Bloom once observed that a sense of strangeness in a work of art was one likely sign of greatness. Instances of the Number 3 possesses such an utterly assured, if quiet originality." -Michael Dirda, Crisis"A comedy of manners and a ghost story...Thoroughly entertaining." -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"A testament to the craftiness and generosity of spirit of the author, whom one hopes to hear from much more." -The Seattle Times