A Small Indiscretion

A Small Indiscretion

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the emotional complexity of Everything I Never Told You and the
psychological suspense of The Girl on the Train, O. Henry Prize winner Jan
Ellison delivers a brilliantly paced, beautifully written debut novel
about one woman's reckoning with a youthful mistake.

"Part psychological thriller, part character study . . . I peeled back the
pages of this book as fast as I could."-The Huffington Post

At nineteen, Annie Black trades a bleak future in a washed-out California
town for a London winter of drinking and abandon. Twenty years later, she
is a San Francisco lighting designer and happily married mother of three
who has put her reckless youth behind her. Then a photo from that distant
winter in Europe arrives inexplicably in her mailbox, and an old obsession
is awakened.

Past and present collide, Annie's marriage falters, and her son takes a
car ride that ends with his life hanging in the balance. Now Annie must
confront her own transgressions and fight for her family by untangling the
mysteries of the turbulent winter that drew an invisible map of her
future. Gripping, insightful, and lyrical, A Small Indiscretion announces
the arrival of a major new voice in literary suspense as it unfolds a
story of denial, passion, forgiveness-and the redemptive power of love.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 165 x 242 x 25mm | 590g
  • English
  • 0812995449
  • 9780812995442
  • 900,356

About Jan Ellison

Jan Ellison is a graduate of Stanford University and San Francisco State University's MFA Program. She has published award-winning short fiction, and was the recipient of a 2007 O. Henry Prize for her first story to appear in print. Her work has also been shortlisted for `Best American Short Stories` and the Pushcart Prize. She lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. `A Small Indiscretion` is her first book.
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