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Publisher Comments:

A heartbreaking affair, an unsolved murder, an explosive romance: welcome to summer on the Cape in this powerful debut.

Seven summers ago, Marcella Atkinson fell in love with Cecil McClatchey, a married father of two. But on the same night their romance abruptly ended, Cecil's wife was found murdered—and their lives changed forever. The case was never solved, and Cecil died soon after, an uncharged suspect.

Now divorced and estranged from her only daughter, Marcella lives alone, mired in grief and guilt. Meanwhile, Cecil's grown son, Jed, returns to the Cape with his sister for the first time in years. One day he finds a woman's bathing suit buried in a closet—a relic, unbeknownst to him, of his father's affair—and, on a hunch, confronts Marcella. When they fall into an affair of their own, their passion temporarily masks the pain of the past, but also leads to crises and revelations they never could have imagined.

In what is sure to be the debut of the season, The Swimming Pool delivers a sensuous narrative of such force and depth that you won't be able to put it down.

Synopsis:

Seven years after the end of an affair with a married man culminated in the unsolved murder of his wife, Marcella Atkinson struggles with guilt and the decimation of her own family life before a chance discovery leads her into an emotionally charged relationship with her former lover's son.

About the Author

HOLLY LECRAW lives outside of Boston with her husband and three children. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385531948
Publisher:
Doubleday
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Lecraw, Holly
Author:
Holly LeCraw
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
General
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Subject:
Fiction : Contemporary Women
Subject:
Foreign Languages-German-Belletristik
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100406
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Contemporary Women
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Product details 320 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780385531948 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Seven years after the end of an affair with a married man culminated in the unsolved murder of his wife, Marcella Atkinson struggles with guilt and the decimation of her own family life before a chance discovery leads her into an emotionally charged relationship with her former lover's son.
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