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Constance

A Novel
McGrath, Patrick, 1950- (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Constance


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"The cool, beautiful Constance Schuyler lives alone in Manhattan in the early 1960s. At a literary party, she meets Sidney Klein, a professor of poetry twenty years her senior. Sidney is a single father with a poor marital record, and he pursues Constance with relentless determination. Eventually she surrenders, accepts his marriage proposal, and moves, with some dread, into his dark, book-filled apartment. She can't settle in. She's tortured by memories of the bitterly unhappy childhood she spent with her father in a dilapidated house upstate. When she learns devastating new information about that past, Constance's fragile psyche suffers a profound shock. Her marriage, already tottering, threatens to collapse completely"--Amazon.com.
Authors: McGrath, Patrick, 1950-
Statement of Responsibility: Patrick McGrath
Title: Constance
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, 2013
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 229 p. ;,22 cm.
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  • gvlee rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Beautifully written, with a literary feel, but depressing. This is not a feel good novel.

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