Story of a Marriage (Paperback)

By Andrew Sean Greer

Faber & Faber, 9780571275571

Publication Date: July 1, 2011

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
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Fall '09/Winter '10 Reading Group List

“A daring story of three unpredictable characters navigating the treacherous waters of class and race issues, of forbidden love, and of patriotism in the years right after WWII, The Story of a Marriage offers an imaginative, moving and wholly satisfying tribute to the real complexities of the human heart.”
— Marie du Vaure, Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena, CA
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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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Description

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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