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Two men meet briefly in a hospital, where both are visiting their dying fathers. They speak again just a few months later, when one of them impulsively calls the other, a psychologist, and a friendship of sorts starts to form. After the psychologist leaves his wife a few weeks later, she begins to fall in love with his friend, creating a triangle that threatens to destroy all three and their families. The wife must decide between two very different men, whom she loves in very different ways. As the focus of the novel turns toward the woman in the middle, it becomes increasingly clear that whomever she chooses, the effect on the lives of everyone involved will be immeasurable. Regret, fear, grief, anger, anxiety, wistfulness, and yearning - these people's lives hang tenuously in the balance of their own conflicting emotions. With remarkable grace and acuity, Antonya Nelson examines two families in the midst of uncertainty and self-doubt, in a moving, resonant novel that displays the ful

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395686782
Author:
Nelson, Antonya
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Co.
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Married people -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
Subject:
Women -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Psychology -- Fiction.
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
1996
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
275 p.
Dimensions:
8.56x6.18x1.12 in. .90 lbs.

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