Strange Fits of Passion: A Novel by Anita ShreveStrange Fits of Passion: A Novel by Anita Shreve

Strange Fits of Passion: A Novel

byAnita Shreve

Paperback | September 16, 2005

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A labyrinthine tale of truth and deception from acclaimed novelist Anita Shreve Everyone believes that Maureen and Harrold English, two successful New York City journalists, have a happy, stable marriage. It's the early '70s and no one discusses or even suspects domestic abuse. But after Maureen suffers another brutal beating, she flees with her infant daughter to a coastal town in Maine. The weeks pass slowly, and just as Maureen begins to settle into her new life and new identity, Harrold reappears, bringing the story to a violent, unforgettable climax.
Anita Shreve is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Fortune's Rocks, The Pilot's Wife, The Weight of Water, Resistance, Eden Close, and Where or When. She teaches at Amherst College and lives in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
Title:Strange Fits of Passion: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:September 16, 2005Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0156031396

ISBN - 13:9780156031394

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strange Fits of Passion Excellent read. Anita Shreve never disappoints.
Date published: 2014-05-01

Editorial Reviews

Thrilling and finely written . . . Ms. Shreve renders the beleaguered woman's voice, and the voices of other townspeople, with the arresting clarity we ask of all good writing."-The New Yorker"Shreve's prose is clear and compassionate, and her message moving."-The Washington Post Book World"Superbly rendered . . . both touching and troubling. The box-within-a-box structure moves Shreve's subtle and searing book beyond the contemporary horror genre. It creates a kind of double novel."-Cosmopolitan "