Story of a Marriage

By Andrew Sean Greer
(Faber & Faber, Paperback, 9780571275571)

Publication Date: July 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Compact Disc

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring/Summer '09 Reading Group List
“In a daring story of three unpredictable characters navigating the treacherous waters of class and race, of forbidden love, and of patriotism in the years right after WWII, Andrew Sean Greer renders an imaginative, moving, and wholly satisfying tribute to the real complexities of the human heart.”
-- Marie du Vaure, Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena, CA
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '09/Winter '10 Reading Group List
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Indie Next List Highlights 2008
“This sensitive novel about a love triangle in 1950s San Francisco is a wonderful stew of race, sexual identity, family, and war. Greer's lush prose is laden with gems, and the plot's twists and turns fairly take your breath away.”
-- Matthew Lage, Iowa Book L.L.C., Iowa City, IA


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A "Today" show Summer Reads Pick, "The Story of a Marriage" is set in a climate of fear and repression--political, sexual, and racial--and portrays three people trapped by the confines of their era, and the desperate measures they are prepared to take to escape it.



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