Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151005949, 336pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2003
Lucca is an actress with a string of love affairs behind her, now unhappily married with a son. Since his divorce, Robert has lived in a state of emotional paralysis and resignation, relieved only by the weekend visits of his young daughter. During their daily conversations he and Lucca share their life stories, and slowly they are drawn to one another, on terms new to both.
The result is a love story of immense emotional reach that will enhance Jens Christian Grondahl's reputation as one of the most readable and perceptive novelists writing today.
EUROPEAN PRAISE FOR LUCCA
"His novels should carry a warning: read this and you will never see relationships in the same light again."--The Scotsman (UK)
PRAISE FOR SILENCE IN OCTOBER
"The effect, though disorienting like a fog, is to draw attention to the stories we tell ourselves to sustain romance as an institution . . . and what happens when we stop believing those stories."--The Washington Post Book World