The Drowning Season

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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 ...

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Overview

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).

To coincide with the paperback release of the bestselling Turtle Moon, here is a powerfully moving tale which paints a vivid portrait of the lives of three generations in a family separated by loneliness, hope, and betrayal.

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What People Are Saying

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425184752
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/2/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 868,986
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 8.03 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice  Hoffman

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn.

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    1. Hometown:
      Boston, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 16, 1952
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Adelphi University, 1973; M.A., Stanford University, 1974
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