The Drowning Season

The Drowning Season

by Alice Hoffman
     
 

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The matriarch of a Long Island clan with a stubbornly suicidal son and a defiant, restless granddaughter, Esther has hired a Russian landscaper to watch over the family as well as the grounds of their secluded waterfront estate. But he has been watching Esther, too. And his love for her is growing wild enough to uproot them all.

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The matriarch of a Long Island clan with a stubbornly suicidal son and a defiant, restless granddaughter, Esther has hired a Russian landscaper to watch over the family as well as the grounds of their secluded waterfront estate. But he has been watching Esther, too. And his love for her is growing wild enough to uproot them all.

The author of Here on Earth and The River King presents a "stunning and hypnotic" novel that "interweaves past and present with piercing images and unfailing energy" (Publishers Weekly).

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"A triumph." —Los Angeles Times

"Absolutely magical...one of the best books I have ever read." —Chicago Sun-Times

"A superb novel." —John Irving

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425184752
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/02/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
737,132
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.67(d)

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"A triumph." —Los Angeles Times

"Absolutely magical...one of the best books I have ever read." —Chicago Sun-Times

"A superb novel." —John Irving

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