Riven Rock

Riven Rock

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This extraordinary love story, based on historical characters and written with Boyle's customary brilliance and wit, follows the lives of two scarred creatures living in a magical age. It is the turn of the century. Stanley McCormick, the twenty-nine-year-old heir to the great Reaper fortune, meets and marries Katherine Dexter, a woman of 'power, beauty, wealth and prestige'. Two years later, Stanley falls victim to a tormenting sexual mania and schizophrenia, and is imprisoned in the massive forbidding mansion known as Riven Rock. He spends the next two decades under the control of a succession of psychiatrists, all of whom forbid any contact with women. Yet Katherine Dexter, now famous as a champion for women's suffrage and Planned Parenthood, remains strong in her belief that someday her husband will return to her whole. Based on a true story of love, madness and sexuality this is a tragic book with enormous depth and scope. Set in America at the turn of the century, it is full of fascinating historical detail.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 111 x 178mm | 266g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Export and UK open market ed
  • 0747544417
  • 9780747544418
  • 1,546,298

About T. C Boyle

T. Coraghessan Boyle was born in the suburbs of Manhattan. He has written six previous novels: Water Music, Budding Prospects, East is East, World's End for which he won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1988, Road to Welville, and The Tortilla Curtain. He is also the author of four collections of short stories, the latest of which is called Without A Hero. He now lives near Santa Barbara in California.show more

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2,346 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
5 18% (426)
4 38% (887)
3 34% (796)
2 8% (197)
1 2% (40)
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