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The violet hour: a novel

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Publisher:
Scribner,
Pub. Date:
2013.
Edition:
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Language:
English
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A pitch-perfect, emotionally riveting debut novel about the fracturing of a marriage and a family--from an award-winning young writer with superb storytelling instincts. A pitch-perfect, emotionally riveting debut novel about the fracturing of a marriage and a family - from an award-winning young writer with superb storytelling instincts. Life hasn't always been perfect for Abe and Cassandra Green, but an afternoon on the San Francisco Bay might be as good as it gets. Abe is a rheumatologist, piloting his coveted new boat. Cassandra is a sculptor, finally gaining modest attention for her art. Their beautiful daughter, Elizabeth, is heading to Harvard in the fall. Somehow, they've made things work. But then, out of nowhere, they plunge into a terrible fight. Cassandra has been unfaithful. In a fit of fury, Abe throws himself off the boat. A love story that begins with the end of a marriage, The Violet Hour follows a modern family through past and present, from the funeral home in the Washington suburbs where Cassandra and her siblings grow up to the San Francisco public health clinic where Abe and Cassandra first meet. As the Greens navigate the passage of time--the expectations of youth, the concessions of middle age, the headiness of desire, the bitterness of loss--they must come to terms with the fragility of their intimacy, the strange legacies they inherit from their parents, and the kind of people they want to be. Exquisitely written, The Violet Hour is the deeply moving story of a family suddenly ripped apart, but then just possibly reborn.
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subject_facet Adultery -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, American, Families -- Fiction, Marital conflict -- Fiction, San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction
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