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Publisher Comments:

From the author hailed by Newsweek as "a writer of great daring and skill to match" comes a brilliant, wholly original novel about the freedoms and imprisonments of desire.

When "an active grief suddenly yawns open for no good reason in the middle of her life," Anna Bell-Shay finds herself inexorably drawn to Alec Baxter, a celebrated architect. Both are transplanted Easterners in a form of exile in Berkeley, an enclave they find something less than paradise.

Alec--intense, intellectual, Jewish, an admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis I. Kahn--advocates the beauty of orderly buildings as ardently as he upholds the structure of his marriage. Anna is a poet, self-effacing and calm, devoted to the elegance of language. Against a backdrop of California's signature disasters--earthquakes, floods, urban wildfire--Alec and Anna explore an unexpected, extramarital physical passion with a recklessness that threatens the balance of their carefully constructed lives.

The Physics of Sunset is a spellbinding and fearlessly accurate portrait of the complex erotics of modern married life.

About the Author

Jane Vandenburgh is the author of a previous novel, Failure to Zigzag. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679424833
Author:
Vandenburgh, Jane
Publisher:
Counterpoint
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Women poets
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Architects
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Berkeley (Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Architects -- California -- Berkeley -- Fiction.
Subject:
Berkeley
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
1st Counterpoint pbk. ed.
Publication Date:
2000
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
291
Dimensions:
9.56x6.45x1.05 in. 1.20 lbs.

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