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A Widow for One Year

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Publisher Comments:

Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character — a "difficult" woman. By no means is she conventionally "nice," but she will never be forgotten. Ruth's story is told in three parts, each focusing on a crucial time in her life. When we first meet her — on Long Island, in the summer of 1958 — Ruth is only four. The second window into Ruth's life opens in the fall of 1990, when Ruth is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career. She distrusts her judgment in men, for good reason.

A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a 41-year-old widow and mother. She's about to fall in love for the first time.Richly comic, as well as deeply disturbing A Widow for One Year is a multi-layered love story of astonishing emotional force. Both ribald and erotic, it is also a brilliant novel about the passage of time and the relentlessness of grief.|

Review:

"John Irving is at the peak of his considerable powers in A Widow for One Year, his most intricate and fully imagined novel." San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

About the Author

John Irving published his first novel at the age of twenty-six. He has received awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation; he has won an O. Henry Award, a National Book Award, and an Oscar.

In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345434791
Author:
Irving, John
Publisher:
Fawcett Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Widows
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Women novelists
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Single mothers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Mass Market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
107-82
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
6.88x4.24x1.35 in. .67 lbs.

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