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Strange Fits of Passion - Anita Shreve
Strange Fits of Passion
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156031394 (0156031396)
ASIN: 156031396
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
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Gale Martin
Gale Martin rated it
I wish I had read this before I began writing creatively because it is so instructive, and I was really intrigued by her craft--the method she used to unravel this tale. Pacing and revelation in this work are everything a reader expects from this author. While I love her penchant of teasing out only...
misfitgeek
misfitgeek rated it
This book was intensely emotional. I hated Willis for his male ego. I hated Harrold for his deep anger. I connected with Maureen/Mary in her hope that she could repair/salvage the relationship. I loved Jack for his gentle nature.Anita did such a fantastic job of making the characters seem alive ...
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