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By Anita Shreve

ISBN-10: 0316010367

ISBN-13: 9780316010368

"A marriage is usually intersecting stories." This attention comes probably too past due to the husband of Etna Bliss-a guy whose obsession along with his younger spouse starts in the intervening time in their first assembly, as he is helping Etna and her partners get away from a hearth in a lodge eating place, and culminates in a wedding doomed via secrets and techniques and betrayal. Written with the intelligence and style which are the hallmarks of Anita Shreve's bestselling novels, this gripping story of hope, jealousy, and loss is peopled by way of unforgettable characters as genuine because the feelings that carry them jointly.

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So we strike a dead-end there. ” Shelby sighed. ” “If we knew, we might have a reasonable clue. Now as to your alibi, Mr. Carpenter . ” Shelby groaned. “I won’t make you go through it again. I’ve got the details. You had dinner at the Myrtle Cafeteria on Forty-Second Street, you walked to Fifth Avenue, took a bus to a 146th Street, bought a twenty-five-cent seat for the concert . ” Shelby pouted like a hurt child. “I’ve had some bad times, you know. When I’m alone I try to save money. ” “There’s no shame in saving money,” Mark reminded him.

His attention wandered to the bookshelves. “She had a lot of books. ” He shrugged. ” He clamped his teeth hard upon his pipestem and glanced at me with an air of urchin defiance. ” I pleaded. He answered dryly: “I’ve had plenty in my life. ” “A doll in Washington Heights got a fox fur out of me. And I’m a Scotchman, Mr. Lydecker. ” “Ever know one who wasn’t a doll? ” He went to the bookshelves. While he talked, his hands and eyes were concerned with a certain small volume bound in red morocco. “Sometimes I used to take my sisters’ girl friends out.

He’s got all the physical requirements. ” “And fancy him in a uniform,” I added, my imagination rollicking. “I can see him on the corner of Fifth Avenue where Art meets Bergdorf Goodman. What a tangle of traffic at the hour when the cars roll in from Westchester to meet the husbands! ” The comment, while uttered honestly, was tinged faintly with the verdigris of envy. “The trouble is that they’ve been brought up with ideas of class and education so they can’t relax and work in common jobs. ” “I’ve seen many of them break under the strain of intelligence,” I agreed.

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