The summer without men: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Picador/Henry Holt and Co.,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.

"And who among us would deny Jane Austen her happy endings or insist that Cary Grant and Irene Dunne should get back together at the end of The Awful Truth ? There are tragedies and there are comedies, aren't there? And they are often more the same than different, rather like men and women, if you ask me. A comedy depends on stopping the story at exactly the right moment."

Mia Fredrickson, the wry, vituperative, tragic comic, poet narrator of The Summer Without Men , has been forced to reexamine her own life. One day, out of the blue, after thirty years of marriage, Mia's husband, a renowned neuroscientist, asks her for a "pause." This abrupt request sends her reeling and lands her in a psychiatric ward. The June following Mia's release from the hospital, she returns to the prairie town of her childhood, where her mother lives in an old people's home. Alone in a rented house, she rages and fumes and bemoans her sorry fate. Slowly, however, she is drawninto the lives of those around her--her mother and her close friends,"the Five Swans," and her young neighbor with two small children and a loud angry husband--and the adolescent girls in her poetry workshop whose scheming and petty cruelty carry a threat all their own.

From the internationally bestselling author of What I Loved comes Siri Hustvedt's provocative, witty, and revelatory novel about women and girls, love and marriage, and the age-old question of sameness and difference between the sexes.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID ab95cc1f-c5ea-181d-375f-42889d3d0abb
Grouping Title summer without men
Grouping Author hustvedt siri
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-18 23:20:17PM
Last Indexed 2018-09-19 00:31:07AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Hustvedt, Siri.
author_display Hustvedt, Siri
available_at_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Green Hills - Adult Fiction
format_catalog Book
format_category_catalog Books
id ab95cc1f-c5ea-181d-375f-42889d3d0abb
isbn 9780312570606
item_details ils:CARL0000369308|35192041814488|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Hustved|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||
itype_catalog Book
last_indexed 2018-09-19T05:31:07.934Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Hustved
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids
primary_isbn 9780312570606
publishDate 2011
record_details ils:CARL0000369308|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Picador/Henry Holt and Co.,|2011.|182 p. ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000369308 35192041814488 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Divorced women -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Women poets -- Fiction
title_display The summer without men : a novel
title_full The summer without men : a novel / Siri Hustvedt
title_short The summer without men :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Divorced women, Interpersonal relations, Psychological fiction, American, Women poets