Final Payments

Final Payments Cover

Final Payments

By Mary Gordon

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780307276780, 297pp.

Publication Date: June 6, 2006

Description

When Isabel Moore's father dies, she finds herself, at the age of thirty, suddenly freed from eleven years of uninterrupted care for a helpless man. With all the patterns of her life suddenly rendered meaningless, she turns to childhood friends for support, gets a job, and becomes involved with two very different men. But just as her future begins to emerge, her past throws up a daunting challenge.

A moving story of self-reinvention, Final Payments is a timeless exploration of the nature of friendship, desire, guilt, and love.



About the Author
Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) was a novelist, memoirist, playwright, journalist, poet, and editor but it is as a literary critic that he is most highly regarded.
Mary Gordon's most recent novel is "Spending."


Praise For Final Payments

“A first class writer. . . . A splendid balancing act of the intellect and the emotions on a high-tension wire.”—The New York Times

"A novel of great vitality and wit. . . . It can be read on many levels and enjoyed on every one of them." —Philadelphia Inquirer

"Incredibly perceptive and good."—Houston Chronicle

"Every so often a first novel of extraordinary quality . . . becomes a commercial as well as artistic success. . . . It couldn't happen to a better novel."—Los Angeles Times