The Age of Grief

The Age of Grief by Jane Smiley 0385721870 9780385721875
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The luminous novella and stories inThe Age of Griefexplore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prizewinning author ofA Thousand Acres. In The Pleasure of Her Company, a lonely, single woman befriends the married couple next door, hoping to learn the secret of their happiness. In Long Distance, a man finds himself relieved of the obligation to continue an affair that is no longer compelling to him, only to be waylaid by the guilt he feels at his easy escape. And in the incandescently wise and moving title novella, a dentist, aware that his wife has fallen in love with someone else, must comfort her when she is spurned, while maintaining the secret of his own complicated sorrow. Beautifully written, with a wry intelligence and a lively comic touch,The Age of Griefcaptures moments of great intimacy with grace, clarity, and indelible emotional power.

Author: Jane SMILEY

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 224

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: 2002-06-11

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