The Violet Hour

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Cassandra Green has everything - beauty, wealth, a loving husband and a clever daughter. But is it enough?
Cassandra and her husband Abe are on the deck of their boat on a summer afternoon in the San Francisco Bay. There is a terrible row. Cassandra has been unfaithful. Again. In a fit of rage, Abe throws himself off the boat.
So begins The Violet Hour, an unsettling story of a marriage, of rich lives and the American dream, squandered. In this mesmerising novel, Katherine Hill reveals our darkest desires and how we can so easily tear the threads of the perfect life.
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ISBN-13: 9780241964132
ISBN-10: 024196413X
Pagini: 368
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 22 mm
Greutate: 0.25 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Katherine Hill was born in Washington, D.C., in 1982. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in many publications including n+1, Believer, Bookforum, Colorado Review and the San Francisco Chronicle. This is her first novel.


A rewarding family saga reminiscent of Anne Tyler's novels . . . Wonderfully witty
Hill handles the intimacy of family ties with care and tenderness . . . Readers who enjoyed Jonathan Franzen's Freedom will relate as Hill's characters similarly and systematically unravel from each other
An affecting tale about decent but flawed people
The Violet Hour succeeds in nearly every measure . . . the story of this family - at once alien and familiar, pitiable and impressive - is rendered with candor and economy
A bittersweet tale of breakup and forgiveness
An unusual retrospective of a family torn apart . . . A bleak and disturbing story but one that offers a glimmer of hope
An absorbing read . . . very good on the unspoken nuances of family life and the irrational irritations we often feel for those we love
Splices humorous set pieces with gently searing revelations . . . a sophisticated saga, offering easy pleasures with no easy truths