Strange Fits of Passion: A Novel

by Anita Shreve

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780156031394
  • ISBN-10: 0156031396
  • Pages: 352
  • Publication Date: 10/04/2005
  • Carton Quantity: 44

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  • About the Book
    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.

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    "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

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