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The Resource If you left, Ashley Prentice Norton

If you left, Ashley Prentice Norton

Label
If you left
Title
If you left
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Prentice Norton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A seductive novel about a privileged but damaged Manhattan wife whose main source of stability -- her marriage -- comes under threat, from forces both without and within. For most of their marriage, Althea has fluctuated between extreme depressive and manic states -- what she calls "the Tombs" and "the Visions" -- and Oliver has been the steady hand that guided her to safety. This summer, Althea decides that she will be different from here on. She will be the loving, sexy wife Oliver wants, and the reliable, affectionate mother their nine year-old daughter Clem deserves. Her plan: to bring Clem to their Easthampton home once school is out -- with no "summer girl" to care for her this time -- and become "normal." But Oliver is distant and controlling, and his relationship with their interior decorator seems a bit too close ; Clem has learned to be self-sufficient, and getting to know her now feels like very hard work for Althea. Into this scene enters the much younger, David Foster Wallace-reading house painter, who reaches something in Althea that has been long buried. Fearless, darkly funny, and compulsively readable, If You Left explores the complex dance that is the bipolar marriage, and the possibility that to move forward, we might have to destroy the very things we've worked hardest to build."--
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Norton, Ashley Prentice
Index
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Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Mentally ill
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Marriage
Label
If you left, Ashley Prentice Norton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Mariner original."
Control code
2016010942
Extent
241 p.
Isbn
9780544263680
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2016010942
Label
If you left, Ashley Prentice Norton
Publication
Note
"A Mariner original."
Control code
2016010942
Extent
241 p.
Isbn
9780544263680
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2016010942

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