Strange Fits of Passion: A Novel

October 4, 2005|
Strange Fits of Passion: A Novel by Anita Shreve
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"Thrilling"* with an ingenious structure, Strange Fits of Passion is a powerful portrait of truth, deception, and a violent marriage from acclaimed novelist Anita Shreve.
*The New Yorker

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 settles into her new life and new identity, Harrold reappears, bringing the story to a violent, unforgettable climax.

Nearly nineteen years later, a cache of documents regarding Maureen English is given to her daughter by a journalist. The truth should lie within them, but the papers raise far more questions than they answer...
Anita Shreve was a high school teacher and a freelance magazine journalist before writing fiction full time. She was the author of over fifteen novels including The Stars Are Fire as well as the international bestseller The Pilot's Wife, and The Weight of the Water, a finalist for the Orange Prize. Shreve taught writing at Amherst Col...
Title:Strange Fits of Passion: A Novel
Product dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1 in
Published:October 4, 2005
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780156031394

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