Monogamy

Author(s): Sue Miller

General Fiction

At first, I was a bit dubious about this novel solely because of its title. Monogamy? Really? Is that all? But then I was drawn to the endorsement quote by Daisy Buchanan, particularly the phrase ‘emotionally truthful.’ I am a huge lover of books that capture the mess of our inner lives. Monogamy does this so beautifully, exploring what it means to be a wife, husband, daughter, son, lover, and stepmother. It even steps confidently across the rocky terrain of being a good neighbour, a friend, a passing acquaintance. It is about how pain and joy are inextricable. How love and sorrow are bound together. In short, it is a novel about the relationships that fill and shape our lives. I highly, highly recommend this book. 


'One of the most emotionally truthful novels I have ever read' DAISY BUCHANAN Annie is not the first love of Graham's life but she is, he thinks, his last and greatest. Very recently, he has faltered; but he means to put it right. Here they are in marriage, in late middle age, in comfort. Mismatched, and yet so well matched- the bookseller with his appetite, his conviviality, his bigness; the photographer with her delicacy, her astuteness, her reserve. The children are offstage, grown up and scattered on either coast; Graham's first wife, Frieda, is peaceably in their lives, but not between them. Then the unthinkable happens. Now Annie stumbles in the dark- did she know all there was to know about the man who loved her? If no marriage is without its small indiscretions, how great does a betrayal have to be to be to break it? A novel about marriage, family, secrets and love, Monogamy confirms Sue Miller's place among the greatest writers at work in America today.  


Read it? We also recommend The Place on the Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta and The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.


 


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General Fields

  • : 9781526618948
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : March 2020
  • : ---length:- '8.504'width:- '5.315'units:- Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sue Miller
  • : Paperback
  • : Sep-20
  • : English
  • : 813.54
  • : 256