Synopses & Reviews
Thanksgiving is a moving portrait of the profound effects of love when all that seems to remain is loss and grief. Unhinged by his wife's unexpected death, Anthony, a middle-aged Seattle journalist, becomes obsessed with her past. He drives through the Nevada desert to locate her ex-husband looking for some unnamable solace. But, what awaits him is a bizarre and violent encounter with the past that entangles Anthony with his half-estranged stepchildren, the police, and his own disquieted mind and that only makes Lucy's ghostly presence seem all the more real. The crisp dialogue, shadowy atmosphere, and sharp pacing of a master crime writer work to great effect in this arresting story that toys with the precipice of insanity and the extremes of passion and loss. This is a splendid shadow play on the enduring human mystery of love.
A darkly erotic novel of jealousy and obsession. After his wife's death, British journalist Anthony Baines becomes obsessed with her life before he met her, and travels to the Nevada desert in search of her first husband. Dibdin's first novel after the "death" of Aurelio Zen.
When his American wife is killed in an accident, British journalist Anthony
Baines becomes obsessed with her life before they met. But when his research
leads to her ex-husband in remotest Nevada, Baines soon learns more than
he wanted to know...