Story of a Marriage, The

Andrew Sean Greer

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Published: 07-05-2009


Pearlie and Holland live quietly with their son in San Francisco, with a barkless dog in a vine-covered house. Apart from Holland’s elderly aunts, the family have no regular visitors. The Story of a Marriage portrays three people trapped by the restrictions of their era, and reveals how we can never truly know the ones we love.

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SKU: 9780571241019



From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less. ‘A riveting and fascinating novel full of stunning observations and brilliant moments of truth and sympathy.’ Colm Toibin It is 1953, and in San Francisco Pearlie, a dutiful housewife, finds herself caring for both her husband’s fragile health and her polio-afflicted son. Then one morning someone from her husband’s past appears on their doorstep. His arrival throws all the certainties by which Pearlie has lived into doubt, and is brought face to face with the desperate measures people are prepared to take to escape the confines of their lives.

Additional information

Weight 0.194 kg
Dimensions 14 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 240