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Morality Tale: A Novel
     

Morality Tale: A Novel

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by Sylvia Brownrigg
 

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When this novel's unnamed narrator meets the elusive but exciting Richard (an envelope salesman with a nice layman's line in Zen philosophies), he offers her a friendly escape from her dreary domestic life. Burdened by her husband's ongoing negotiations with his angry ex-wife, the strains of looking after two stepchildren, and the lingering ghost of her own past

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When this novel's unnamed narrator meets the elusive but exciting Richard (an envelope salesman with a nice layman's line in Zen philosophies), he offers her a friendly escape from her dreary domestic life. Burdened by her husband's ongoing negotiations with his angry ex-wife, the strains of looking after two stepchildren, and the lingering ghost of her own past betrayals, she finds that the life of a “second marryer” leaves much to be desired. As their friendship develops, so grows the shadow cast over her marriage, and when they make a late, illicit bay crossing on a ferryboat, the story gathers momentum under California's Mount Tamalpais. There, in the fabled Golden State, Sylvia Brownrigg shows how even a layman's Zen can lead to some important revelations about the need to look forward, not back. Bristling with honesty and wit, Morality Tale explores the triangular complications that can befall a modern marriage and the tragicomic forces that surround them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582439662
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
731 KB

Meet the Author

Sylvia Brownrigg is the author of The Delivery Room, Pages for You, The Metaphysical Touch, and a collection of short stories, Ten Women Who Shook the World. Her works have been included in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times lists of notable fiction, have been translated into several languages, and she has won a Lambda award for fiction. Raised in England and California, she continues, with her family, to divide her time between London and Berkeley.

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