O My DarlingPaperback Twelve
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- Publisher: Twelve
- Format: Paperback | 256 pages
- Dimensions: 132mm x 202mm x 22mm | 240g
- Publication date: 8 October 2013
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1455553565
- ISBN 13: 9781455553563
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 1,421,002
The external lives of Clark, a high school guidance counselor, and Charlotte, a bookkeeper, are utterly ordinary, but their interior lives are as bold and complex as abstract paintings colored by imagined possibilities, childhood joys and, more darkly, by deeply buried fears. When Clark rescues a young boy from drowning, a chain of events-some comic, some harrowing-is set in motion, revealing the fault lines of the couple's marriage and individual psyches. Amity Gaige is a consummate stylist. Her every sentence contains a tiny world-marrying striking images to deep, soulful ideas in perfectly concise fashion.
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Amity Gaige is the author of "Schroder" and "The Folded World." Her essays, articles, and stories have appeared in various publications, including the "Yale Review," "Los Angeles Times," "O Magazine," "The Literary Review," "One Story" and in a 2009 collection of essays, "Feed Me" (Random House). She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a McDowell Colony Fellowship, and a Baltic Writing Residency Fellowship, and is currently the Visiting Writer at Amherst College. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family.
"This fine, intelligent novel should be required reading for anyone who is (a) in love, (b) engaged, (c) wed, or (d) planning on buying real estate, especially as a concrete expression of (a), (b), or (c). With one scalpel-sharp sentence after another, Amity Gaige has cut a beautifully sad pattern into the skin of that rootless, troubled creature--the modern, secular marriage." "Adam Haslett, author of "Union Atlantic," and the "New York Times" best-selling short story collection "You Are Not a Stranger Here"""