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[SR: 3047031], Paperback, [EAN: 9780393319453], W. W. Norton & Company, W. W. Norton & Company, Book, [PU: W. W. Norton & Company], W. W. Norton & Company, Nominating Lucky Man, Lucky Woman for the Pushcart Editors' Book Award, Rick Bass called it "one of the best novels I've read all year--an incredible story, not of high drama but rather of a marriage, of all things."Perry Lafond, approaching forty, knows he's had a decent life with his attractive, longtime wife, Marcia. But he's come to the point where he is not sure that he can continue on. In the meantime, there's the question of children. His wife, battling infertility, is obsessed with the idea of having a baby. Perry wants a child too--maybe. Suddenly, he can't keep his mind off other women. In his job as a probation officer he becomes recklessly infatuated with the pretty, beleaguered wife of a parolee who has a young child. Perry's own confusion endangers this child as well as a nephew under his care. Always unflinchingly honest, Jack Driscoll tracks a man's headlong--and just possibly redemptive--leap into chaos., For a man who's happily married, gainfully employed, and living in Mystic, Connecticut--the kind of town other people visit on vacation--Perry Lafond is feeling something less than lucky. He spends a suspicious amount of time with his Portable Nietzsche. He wakes screaming from nightmares about his kid sister's death. He dutifully doses his infertile wife, Marcia, with Pergonal each morning, but he's less and less sure a baby is what he wants. Then he meets Angela Knudson, the sad, pretty wife of one of his parolee "clients," and he finds himself drawn to her in a decidedly unprofessional way. His involvement with the Knudsons deepens until, inevitably, it takes a turn for disaster, jeopardizing his job as a probation officer, his marriage, and everything he holds dear. Rest assured, Perry does emerge from his long dark night of the soul, but nothing about his life will ever be the same again. Lucky Man, Lucky Woman, winner of Pushcart's Editor's Book Award, is the kind of book in which the smallest detail rings true, from Perry's volatile buddy Wayne to the emotional permafrost of his Michigan upbringing. "Love, unlived and unfelt for so long, becomes only another desperate gesture in the end, a final grimace at all the pain hoarded over a lifetime," Perry realizes, returning after his mother's stroke. With his first novel, Jack Driscoll has created a wise, complex, generous-spirited portrait of one marriage and the pressures that surround it. --Mary Park, 10129, Contemporary, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10132, Literary, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books
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Internationaler Buchtitel. In englischer Sprache. Verlag: W W NORTON & CO, 264 Seiten, L=210mm, B=141mm, H=18mm, Gew.=272gr, [GR: 21110 - TB/Belletristik/Romane/Erzählungen], [SW: - Fiction - General], Kartoniert/Broschiert, Klappentext: When his marriage starts to fail, a probation officer becomes recklessly infatuated with the pretty, beleaguered wife of a parolee who has a young child. His own confusion endangers them, as well as a nephew under his care, in this novel of a man's headlong--and just possibly redemptive--leap into chaos. When his marriage starts to fail, a probation officer becomes recklessly infatuated with the pretty, beleaguered wife of a parolee who has a young child. His own confusion endangers them, as well as a nephew under his care, in this novel of a man's headlong--and just possibly redemptive--leap into chaos.
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780393319453
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0393319458
Herausgeber: W W NORTON & CO
Gewicht: 0,272 kg
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