The Story of a Marriage: A Novel

March 31, 2009|
The Story of a Marriage: A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer
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A Novel from the Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of LESS
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A Washington Post Book of the Year

"Inspired, lyrical . . . Mr. Greer''s considerable gifts as a storyteller ascend to the heights of masters like Marilynne Robinson and William Trevor. . . . [He] seamlessly choreographs an intricate narrative that speaks authentically to the longings and desires of his characters." -S. Kirk Walsh, The New York Times

"We think we know the ones we love." So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect, and devastating exploration of the mystery at the heart of every relationship--how we can ever truly know another person.

It is 1953 and Pearlie, a dutiful young housewife, finds herself living in the Sunset District in San Francisco, caring not only for her husband''s fragile health, but also for her son, who is afflicted with polio. Then, one Saturday morning, a stranger appears on her doorstep, and everything changes. Lyrical, and surprising, The Story of a Marriage is, in the words of Khaled Housseini, "a book about love, and it is a marvel to watch Greer probe the mysteries of love to such devastating effect."

Andrew Sean Greer is the bestselling author of five works of fiction, including The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named a Best Book of the Year by both the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune. He is the recipient of the Northern California Book Award, the California Book Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions...
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Title:The Story of a Marriage: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:208 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.47 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.47 in
Published:March 31, 2009
Publisher:Picador
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780312428280

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