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Publisher Comments:

In a voice haunting and filled with longing, Before the Rain tells the story of love unexpected, its fragile bounds and subtle perils. As a newspaper editor in the ’80s, Luisita Torregrosa lived her career. Enter Elizabeth, a striking, reserved, and elusive writer with whom Torregrosa falls deeply in love. Their story—irresistible romance, overlapping ambitions, and fragile union—unfolds as the narrative shifts to the Philippines and the fall of Ferdinand Marcos. There, on that beautiful, troubled island, the couple creates a world of their own, while covering political chaos and bloody upheavals. What was effortless abroad becomes less idyllic when they return to the United States, and their ending becomes as surprising and revealing as their beginning. Torregrosa captures the way love transforms those who experience it for an unforgettable, but often too brief, time. This book is distinguished not only by its strong, unique, and conflicted heroines, but also by Torregrosa’s lyrical portrait of the Philippines and the even more exotic heart of intimacy.

Review:

"[A] gentle memoir....Writing in the second person, Fraser steps back and looks at the experience without sentimentality, recounting a tender story that gives hope to women with broken hearts." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Drenched in sumptuous, sensuous detail, both the passionate affair and the vivid descriptions of foreign cities compete for the reader's attention. A painstakingly honest emotional memoir masquerading as a travel digest." Margaret Flanagan, Booklist

Review:

"Often reading like a romance novel, this beautiful tale of self-discovery is purposefully written in the second person so that readers can feel as if they are a part of the story....Part travelog, part memoir, and part love story in the most traditional sense, this highly personal, honest, funny, and charming account is a joy to read." Library Journal

Synopsis:

A seductive memoir of a life-changing affair during a time of revolution as it unfolds over a decade and across three continents, surprising both lovers with the power and urgency of love.

Synopsis:

US

Synopsis:

When Fraser's husband leaves her for a high school sweetheart, she sets off for southern Italy where she meets M, an aesthetics professor from Paris with an oversized love of life. This intimate, sensuous travelogue is wrapped around their unlikely but true love story.

About the Author

Laura Fraser lives in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375724855
Author:
Fraser, Laura
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Torregrosa, Luisita Lopez
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Divorced women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Italy Description and travel.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
memoir;italy;travel;fiction;romance;non-fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Vintage ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
107-211
Publication Date:
May 7, 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.94x5.26x.67 in. .56 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375724855 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] gentle memoir....Writing in the second person, Fraser steps back and looks at the experience without sentimentality, recounting a tender story that gives hope to women with broken hearts."
"Review" by , "Drenched in sumptuous, sensuous detail, both the passionate affair and the vivid descriptions of foreign cities compete for the reader's attention. A painstakingly honest emotional memoir masquerading as a travel digest."
"Review" by , "Often reading like a romance novel, this beautiful tale of self-discovery is purposefully written in the second person so that readers can feel as if they are a part of the story....Part travelog, part memoir, and part love story in the most traditional sense, this highly personal, honest, funny, and charming account is a joy to read."
"Synopsis" by , A seductive memoir of a life-changing affair during a time of revolution as it unfolds over a decade and across three continents, surprising both lovers with the power and urgency of love.
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , When Fraser's husband leaves her for a high school sweetheart, she sets off for southern Italy where she meets M, an aesthetics professor from Paris with an oversized love of life. This intimate, sensuous travelogue is wrapped around their unlikely but true love story.
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